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Can I have leg pain without visible varicose veins? - Santa Monica Vein Center in Los Angeles - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Can I have leg pain without visible varicose veins?


A condition known as venous insufficiency, or chronic venous insufficiency, can exist with and without the existence of bulging varicose veins.  Most people don’t realize that varicose vein only represent a small portion of the entire superficial vein complex.  In other words, the visible varicose veins on the outside only reflect a small percentage of the entire superficial venous circuit.  Venous insufficiency may lead to aggressive problem such as restless legs, leg pain, overall leg discomfort and heaviness, itching and burning, and early muscle fatigue.  Some patients may have venous insufficiency in association with fibromyalgia and chronic pain disorder. 


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The introduction of endovenous ablation has made the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency related to the greater saphenous vein easier than ever to treat.  The patients who have vein problems may benefit from an ultrasound examination by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, followed by a clinical examination to determine the extent and participation of venous insufficiency in overall leg pain and health.  If you have questions about vein disease and are in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Karamanoukian can help diagnose your condition and help you achieve a normal balance of life.  Call 310-998-5533.


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