Imaging & Interventional Specialists - YOUR LEG CRAMPS SOLUTION
Imaging & Interventional Specialists is experienced and successful in leg cramps due to peripheral arterial disease. In fact the most common symptom of peripheral arterial disease is muscle cramping in the hips and thighs or calves when walking, climbing stairs or exercising. This often goes away with resting.Our board-certified vascular physicians offer in office diagnostic testing and will customize a treatment plan for your leg cramps. Our medical team will focus on easing or eliminating pain and treatment to prevent worsening of your condition.
WHAT CAUSES LEG CRAMPS?
Leg cramps can come and go, come with exercise and be relieved by rest. Often age-related changes can cause leg pain including:
Peripheral artery disease: Arterial hardening and narrowing causes decreased blood flow in the legs which can starve your muscles of oxygen and damage your nerves, causing pain.
Other causes of leg pain but less likely leg cramps include:
Deep vein thrombosis: Poor circulation in your legs can cause blood clots to form in the deeper veins. These can cause pain in your legs. If a piece breaks off it can travel to other parts of your body. Particularly of concern is a piece that travels to your lungs and compromises your breathing - a pulmonary embolus.
Varicose veins: Healthy legs have valves in them that prevent backward flow of blood returning to the heart. When these valves we can blood flows backwards and causes veins to dilate - varicose veins. Varicose veins can cause pain, interfere with mobility and cause other problems.
HOW DO IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS FIND OUT THE CAUSE OF YOUR LEG CRAMPS?
The Imaging & Interventional Specialist team has in office diagnostic technologies to help identify the course of your leg pain. Besides our careful history and physical exam, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialist may obtain ultrasound studies, angiography or other advanced imaging to aid with accurate diagnoses.
WHAT ADVANCED “PINHOLE” PROCEDURES DOES IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS OFFER FOR LEG CRAMPS
For peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Imaging & Interventional Specialists will determine if minimally invasive vascular interventional radiology (VIR) procedures can address your situation or whether surgery is a better option.
For varicose veins Imaging & Interventional Specialist MDs will likely use ultrasound vein mapping to assist in treatment planning potential vein ablation.
IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS “PINHOLE” PROCEDURES: FAST RECOVERY, LESS RISK, LESS PAIN, COMFORTABLE SETTING
Our experienced board-certified specialists successfully perform “pinhole” procedures every day offering this region leading, state-of-the-art solutions to leg cramps. Our minimally invasive image guided procedures are cutting edge technology without the cutting, without the scalpel.
§ Procedures are usually done in a comfortable outpatient setting with familiar friendly staff
§ Pinhole procedures offer fast recovery, less risk, and less pain
WHY IMAGING & INTERVENTIONAL SPECIALISTS?
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are leaders in interventional radiology and experts in the minimally invasive procedures that will cure your leg cramps.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, our experienced board-certified specialists are focused on your best outcome.
It is important to determine what is causing your leg cramps since, if it is peripheral arterial disease, this can lead to chronic limb ischemia, gangrene and limb loss. At Imaging & Interventional Specialists board certified physicians offer in-house testing to determine the cause and develop an individualized treatment program for your leg cramps.