logo ai

Venous Congestion in the Legs

By Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS | Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

If you have sudden, unexplained leg pain, then it may be worth a visit to your Delray Beach physician to find out what is causing the problem. You may be experiencing venous congestion, which is a condition of fluid buildup in the legs after a prolonged period of standing or sitting. However, there may be other explanations and only your doctor can accurately diagnose venous congestion symptoms.

The condition of venous congestion happens when the blood in your legs stops flowing as it should and instead starts pooling. This can be dangerous because the blood in your legs eventually makes its way to your heart. If your heart does not receive the amount of blood it needs to keep pumping continuously, this condition is known as venous insufficiency. The lack of blood flow causes a painful burning sensation in both your legs and feet. It will be necessary for you to see a doctor for proper foot care and treatment of your leg pain.

If you have experienced a buildup of blood in the legs or feet in the past, you have a higher likelihood of developing the problem a second time.

Other venous congestion symptoms you may also notice include varicose veins or spider veins protruding from your legs. These are veins that have risen to the skin surface due to lack of blood flow. Varicose veins tend to be just one enlarged vein at a time while spider veins usually form clusters of purplish skin resembling a spider web. Both of these conditions may be a precursor to venous congestion or venous inconsistency.

Your Delray Beach doctor may recommend that you wear a pair of support hose up to your knee to lessen the discomfort associated with these various vein conditions.

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.

Related Articles

Rectangle 1144 2

Treating Ankle Pain

If left untreated, ankle pain can become chronic and may result in the development of other forms of severe foot pain. Here’s how to treat and prevent ankle pain:

Rectangle 1144 2

Causes of Hammertoes

A number of lifestyle factors are responsible for hammertoes. Here is what you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hammertoes: