What Your Chicago Vascular Doctor Wants You to Know About Swollen Legs & Ankles

Chicago vascular doctorSwelling in your legs and ankles can be the result of many different things—some benign and some harmful—so it’s important to find out what’s causing it. If you have swollen legs and ankles you should tell a Chicago vascular doctor. Dr. Ramon Castro and his medical team at Chicago Vein Care Center know that swelling (edema) caused by vein disease can be a cause of health issues for many people.

What should Chicago residents know about swollen legs and ankles?

Redness, skin ulcers or swelling in the legs, especially if it doesn’t resolve on its own in a few days or if it worsens, is cause for seeing a varicose vein doctor in Chicago. If the problems have been there awhile, or if there have been any changes, your doctor needs to know.

Swollen legs and ankles can be uncomfortable, as well as embarrassing and frightening. Although there are numerous causes of swelling, venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis are two issues that must be dealt with if vein disease is to blame for your problems. And the only way to know if vein disease is causing your swelling is to see a varicose vein or spider vein doctor in Chicago for an examination to rule out or diagnose vein disease.

Simply put, if your swelling is caused by vein disease, it isn’t going to go away without treating the underlying disease. There are several ways to treat swelling – diuretics, compression stockings, exercise, and eliminating the problem veins to improve circulation.

To learn more about the latest and most advanced vein treatment options offered at the Chicago Vein Care Center, call our leading Chicago vascular doctor, Dr. Ramon Castro at 773-283-7887 or go online to schedule.  You will be very happy you did!  We look forward to hearing from you.