Why is My Swelling and Veins Becoming Worse During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

America is currently facing its most significant health crisis in recent memory. The Coronavirus, known by the World Health Organization as COVID-19, has led to widespread economic shutdowns and stay-at-home orders in multiple states.

The new virus, part of a larger group of diseases found in mammals and birds, causes respiratory infections that can range from mild to severe and even life-threatening.

Symptoms of the Coronavirus are varied, and some people won’t experience any negative effects, even throughout infection. For those that do develop symptoms, they often begin with a cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

Our foot doctor in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, FL, often sees an increase in lower leg swelling and vein problems at this time of year. While you might see a correlation between the Coronavirus outbreak and your leg symptoms, they are likely coincidental.

Currently, the Coronavirus is not known to cause problems with inflammation, swelling, or venous insufficiency in the legs. If you’re suffering from these problems, it’s time to talk to us.

Swelling and Vein Problems Intensify During the Summer – Advice from your Podiatrist Boynton Beach

Florida residents enjoy warmer temperatures than most of the nation, but with summer approaching, the days can feel swelteringly hot. This heat doesn’t just cause discomfort. It can make your vein symptoms worse.

Not every vein disease will be affected by the summer heat, but there are some warning signs to look for, so you’ll know when it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Foot Doctor Boynton Beach.

Swelling During the Summer

CoronavirusLower leg swelling, or edema as it is known by your Podiatrist Boynton Beach, is often made worse during the summer. This problem is caused by fluid buildup in the legs and feet. It can be caused by long periods of sitting or standing, and it’s much more likely to become apparent in the summer.

Venous insufficiency can also cause lower leg swelling, as tiny valves inside your veins become weakened over time. Venous insufficiency can be treated, and you mustn’t ignore the problem. As veins struggle to pump blood back to the heart, fluid will continue to accumulate, and you could even develop varicose veins.

If you already suffer from varicose veins and they are becoming painful as the weather starts to heat up, it’s time to talk to your local Foot Doctor Boynton Beach to discover your treatment options.

You Legs are Feeling Dull and Heavy

Heavy and fatigued sensations in your legs can indicate venous insufficiency. The problem is usually worse at the end of the day or after periods of walking or standing. In the summer, the sensation is increased. This is linked to fluid buildup and deterioration of veins.

Your legs may have started to feel dull, achy, and heavy around the same time the Coronavirus became a major health problem in America. You can take confidence knowing that the issues are very likely unrelated. You can get treatment for the underlying condition with your Foot Doctor Boynton Beach.

Veins are Bulging

Varicose Veins pre-op

Bulging or varicose veins are visible through the skin, and some may even seem to protrude, causing uneven bumps that you can feel with your fingertips. Because your veins aren’t supporting the normal level of blood flow that your body needs, they will usually become even more swollen with the summer heat.

Again, it’s related to the underlying condition and the weather, but Coronavirus isn’t the cause. Talk to us at the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, and we’ll ensure that you get the best care and effective treatment to leave you healthy and free of pain and discomfort.


Book a Consultation with a Podiatrist Boynton Beach

Leg vein symptoms and Coronavirus symptoms are notably different. With a better understanding of what causes leg swelling and vein problems, you’ll know when it’s time to talk to your local podiatrist.

With our in-depth knowledge of these conditions and treatments like laser vein therapy, you can get relief for pain and swelling in the lower legs. Contact us now to schedule your consultation.

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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