An elderly man holding his knee as he experiences leg pain due to vascular disease

Combating Chronic Pain & Vascular Disease

When pain is an ever-present companion, it’s liable to wear you down over time. Particularly in the lower legs, chronic vascular pain can impair your mobility, daily mood, and overall quality of life.

Of course, with chronic pain comes a continuation of questions.

Thus, if you’re ready to start your journey to relief and rejuvenation, we’re ready to provide you with answers:

Chronic Pain: How Common?

Broadly speaking, vascular disease-related pain is far from uncommon.

“As the population ages, the incidence of vascular disease will increase, with a consequent increase in the requirement to manage both acute and chronic pain in this patient population,” studies show. “An understanding of the underlying pain mechanisms is helpful in the logical direction of treatment, particularly in chronic pain states, such as phantom limb pain or complex regional pain syndrome.”

How often, specifically, chronic pain occurs is dependent upon an individual’s circumstances. It may also depend on the manifestation of their particular vascular disease:

  • Intermittent claudication
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • And more

The Cause of Chronic Pain

In general, the lack of proper blood flow is the root cause of chronic pain and vascular patients. Such pain may also ebb and flow based on their periods of activity.

“For those with symptoms, the most common first symptom is painful leg cramping that occurs with exercise and is relieved by rest (intermittent claudication),” Hopkins Medicine explains. “During rest, the muscles need less blood flow, so the pain disappears.”

The aforementioned experience may occur in either one leg or both legs — it all depends on the location of the stagnated blood flow. Patients may notice pain or other physical changes in their:

  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Toes
  • A combination of the aforementioned

Parting Ways with Pain

Over time, not only will an individual continue to suffer at the mercy of chronic pain, but a patient’s “organs and other body structures may be damaged by vascular disease as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow,” according to Stanford Health Care.

So, what can you do to find relief for chronic pain as well as start your journey to limb salvation? Easy: Call Duval Vascular Center.

Our compassionate team of care experts is ready to provide you with individualized solutions tailor-made to your specific condition. By offering state-of-the-art vascular treatment in our comfortable outpatient center, we aim to offer you lasting relief.

Are you ready to get started? Contact our team today by calling 904-518-1398 to schedule your FREE vein screening!