What is Restless Leg Syndrome and How Does It Affect My Veins?

What is Restless Leg Syndrome and How Does It Affect My Veins?

Restless leg syndrome is a condition that causes an urge to move the legs around to feel comfortable. These symptoms often occur at night when patients are at rest. If you’re tired of this problem interfering with a good night’s sleep, read on to learn more about  how this condition may be managed. At Rosen Vein Care, a vein clinic in the North Shore area of Chicago, we want to make sure all patients understand conditions that are affecting their veins. With venous insufficiency, blood pools in the legs, often causing symptoms like pain, fatigue, itching, burning, cramping, restlessness and throbbing that are similar to those experienced by people with restless leg syndrome. Managing the symptoms of this condition and the underlying medical issues that are causing restless leg can help improve your quality of life. During the consultation, Dr. Rosen reviews your medical history in a thorough way. For many patients, especially those who are symptomatic, the initial office consultation may include the need to do an ultrasound examination. In many cases, the varicose and spider veins at the surface, along with symptoms, may have a source that can’t be seen by the naked eye. An ultrasound exam offers a painless but very informative way to see beneath the surface and identify vein problems that ultimately may be treatable and curable. Vein Treatment for Restless Leg If underlying issues are identified by ultrasound exam within veins in the superficial venous system, such issues may be treatable NON-SURGICALLY: state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive procedures such as Endovenous Laser Ablation, Clarivein®, VenaSeal® and Sclerotherapy have been shown to be safe, effective and comfortable. Many procedures may be covered by insurance & Medicare. Rosen Vein Care is Here for You What makes Rosen Vein Care stand out from other Chicago vein clinics is the caring, personal approach that Dr. Rosen takes with each patient. Understanding that every patient is different, Dr. Rosen spends an hour with every new patient. In this time, patients will learn about the condition they may be dealing with and received tailored treatment options such as spider vein treatment and varicose […]

Rosen Vein Care: A Chicago Area Vein Clinic That Takes A Holistic Approach to Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

I’m a vein doctor…Phlebologist, to be more precise…with a clinic devoted to treating patients with varicose veins and spider veins in the Chicago area. Patients often come to see me in consultation as a “second opinion”. There are plenty (too many?!) other vein clinics around and, being the curious sort of person I am,  I tend to ask people why in particular they decided to seek an alternative. In many cases, people didn’t feel comfortable with the experience because they felt more like a “faceless pair of legs” than a person. They feel like they were rushed through a visit and didn’t have a good understanding of the rationale for the treatments that were recommended. That is PRECISELY why I designed my practice the way I did. Each new patient consultation is scheduled for a one-hour-long appointment slot with me. We spend a great deal of time going over a patient’s past medical history, including family medical issues, too. At my vein clinic, you are more than a pair of legs. Getting to know the whole you can make a whole lot of difference. Here’s a great example of just how much of a difference taking a holistic approach can make in the life of a patient: Recently I saw a patient with pretty typical presenting problems: varicose and spider veins. They were seen at another clinic a few years prior where, after a brief consultation, it was suggested that they have endovenous laser ablation followed by sclerotherapy treatments. The patient didn’t feel comfortable taking the next step at that time and deferred any treatments. During my consultation visit, we learned that the patient has a brother who developed a blood clot in his deep veins of the legs that traveled to the lungs. This is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE) and can be life-threatening. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT’s) and PE’s may happen for a variety of reasons and can be provoked by a number of situations such as prolonged immobility, surgery, critical illness, etc. Things get a lot more interesting when DVT’s and PE’s develop unprovoked and out of the […]

Is My Leg Pain a Sign of Vein Issues?

If you have chronic leg pains, you may wonder if it is a sign that there is an underlying problem with your veins. While there are a number of conditions that can cause discomfort in your legs, there are some symptoms that point toward vein issues. Consider the following symptoms that may indicate venous disease. Dr. Rosen, a Chicago vein doctor, will be happy to share more information and offer an ideal solution to meet your needs. Superficial Venous Disease Could be the Root of Your Problems While many patients have varicose veins and spider veins, certain symptoms suggest an underlying issue with the superficial venous system. Common symptoms associated with superficial venous insufficiency include “tired legs” that feel more fatigued at the end of the day vs the morning. Other patients feel that their legs are heavier at the end of the day.  Frequent leg cramps can have many etiologies, but one of them is superficial vein disease. “Restless legs”…a feeling that you have to move your legs around…especially at night…in order to feel comfortable, may be due to underlying superficial vein disease. See Us About Leg Pain If chronic leg pain is troubling you and you are concerned about vein issues, make an appointment with a Chicago vein doctor who provides safe, effective and affordable care. Dr. Rosen will examine your symptoms and review your health records. If you do have vein issues, Dr. Rosen will recommend a safe, ideal treatment to help provide relief. At Rosen Vein Care, we come up with cost-effective and affordable plans to help our neighbors in the North Shore and Chicago areas resolve their vein issues. For expert vein care, call us today at 847-440-3448.

Varicose Veins Vs Spider Veins

Venous disease represents one of the most common medical problems. It often involves painful, bulging unsightly blue veins on the legs. Unfortunately, these problems won’t get better without treatment. Before searching for a Chicago vein clinic, let’s take a look at the two most common forms of superficial vein disease: spider veins and varicose veins. What are Spider Veins? When you see dilated veins near the surface of the skin that resemble a spider’s web, those are spider veins. An excess of pressure pressing against the vein walls stretches them out over time. They tend to be small but can often cluster together over a large area of skin. What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are larger veins that often have a rope-like appearance. Blood no longer streams in its normal upward direction. Instead, blood pools inside the vein. This leads to veins getting stretched out over time. If ignored for too long of a time, these veins can become quite large and twisty. Occasionally, these veins can lead to significant bleeding or blood clots. Talk to a Vein Doctor Who Cares About You While superficial vein disease is often thought of as an “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” problem, the reality for many patients is that varicose and spider veins cause discomfort…both physical and emotional. For that reason, you want to find a vein specialist who prides himself on providing expert care in the Chicago and North Shore area, a doctor who is sensitive in dealing with both the medical and aesthetic concerns of patients. At Rosen Vein Care, Dr. Rosen provides the ideal patient experience by personally spending an hour with each new patient. He makes sure that he understands his patients’ concerns to ensure that they are comfortable. Using his vast experience and knowledge, he will be happy to assess your needs before drafting an effective treatment plan. Watch this video and learn more about the Rosen Vein Care Difference. If you’re looking for spider vein treatment or varicose vein treatment in the Chicago area, call 847-272-8346 Rosen Vein Care now!

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