Ongoing leg pain can affect your quality of life and can lead to serious cardiovascular complications. At Soffer Health Institute, with offices in Weston, Aventura, Hialeah, and Deerfield Beach, Florida, board-certified cardiologist, Ariel Soffer, MD, FACC, specializes in diagnosing and treating circulatory disorders that lead to chronic leg pain. Dr. Soffer and the medical team use their latest on-site diagnostics to give you answers fast. Telemedicine appointments are also available so you can ask the team about your symptoms. Schedule a consultation for chronic leg pain by booking online or by calling the office nearest you today.
Leg pain can be the result of an acute injury, or it may occur in relation to an underlying chronic disease. For many with persistent leg pain, circulatory issues are the root cause.
The team at Soffer Health Institute diagnoses and treats a variety of circulatory and vascular disorders that affect the health of your legs, such as:
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is also a common condition that causes persistent leg pain. DVT describes the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein of your leg that often occurs after surgery or a period of bed confinement.
During your diagnostic evaluation for leg pain, your provider at Soffer Health Institute spends time reviewing your personal and family medical history and discussing the severity and location of your pain. If you can’t make it into the office, you can also speak with the team via telemedicine appointments.
In addition to a physical exam of the affected leg, your Soffer Health Institute provider may order diagnostic testing, including blood work or an ultrasound, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.
For some types of leg pain, you may need venography. This procedure involves injecting a special dye into the large vein in your foot or ankle and following its path into the veins of your legs with X-ray technology. This test is effective at identifying blood clots and other circulatory obstructions.
If you have persistent leg pain that interferes with your physical activity, your cardiologist at Soffer Health Institute creates a treatment plan to ease pain and improve your mobility.
Treatment may initially involve over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to treat pain and swelling. You may also need special medicines to break up existing clots and prevent new ones. Medications are also available to relax the blood vessels in your legs to increase blood circulation.
If you have pain from varicose veins, you may need a minimally invasive procedure to destroy the damaged veins. Your blood reroutes through adjacent healthy veins to improve your overall circulation.
For more serious conditions, like advanced peripheral artery disease, your Soffer Health Institute physician may recommend surgery. For example, you may have angioplasty to open narrowed arteries in your legs to increase blood flow.
Additionally, the team at Soffer Health Institute offers comprehensive guidance for necessary lifestyle changes and dietary improvements that support your vascular health and prevent further complications.
If you have chronic leg pain, don’t delay coming in for a diagnostic evaluation. You can call the Soffer Health Institute office nearest you or request a consultation online now. Please note that during the coronavirus crisis, most televisits are 100% insurance covered with no copays.