Anyone experiencing lymphedema or lower leg swelling must call The Vein Company. We’re a specialized lymphedema clinic that diagnoses, treats, and cares for any vascular conditions you experience. Don’t wait. Early detection for lymphedema or lower leg swelling can lead to a better quality of life and mitigate symptoms. Here are some general tips on lower leg swelling and other related conditions so that you know what to look for.

What Causes Lower Leg Swelling?

Lower leg swelling occurs due to problems with the lower circulation system. Commonly, this is because of peripheral edema, or liquid retention in the legs, when small veins and blood vessels leak fluid. It can also occur in the hands, neck, arms, and feet. When in the lower legs, lymphedema leads to stagnant proteins and may indicate abnormalities in the lymphatic system. Other reasons for it include surgery, other medical conditions or chronic illnesses, and radiation therapy. Some patients experience it immediately, while others don’t notice symptoms until years later.

Symptoms of Lymphedema

Some common symptoms of lymphedema include:

  • Swelling
  • Heaviness or tightness in the legs
  • Restricted mobility
  • Red or hot skin
  • Hardening of the skin
  • Aching, numbness, or discomfort in the affected area
  • Infections

Common Treatments for Lower Leg Swelling

Fortunately, lymphedema and lower leg swelling are treatable with a proper evaluation. Depending on the severity of your condition, individual treatment plans may include:

  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Compression bandaging
  • Exercise
  • Vein Ablation
  • Pneumatic compression

Contact The Vein Company Today

The Vein Company is here to provide you with exceptional medical care for these issues. Our board-certified lymphedema therapy specialists have the knowledge, experience, and professionalism to mitigate the symptoms of lower leg swelling and provide individualized solutions to enhance our patients’ quality of life. Don’t wait; call now for a consultation to see how we can help. We have offices across Tennessee in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Sevierville, and Kingsport, and we have an office in Abingdon, Virginia. The Vein Company is here to provide the best treatment for lymphedema and lower leg swelling so you can live the life you want without restricted mobility or further related issues.