Why Do My Legs Hurt All The Time?

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Do your legs hurt all the time? If you have unexplained leg pain, heaviness, aching or discomfort you may identify with this question. Even if you do not see bulging varicose veins, spider veins, or leg swelling you may have vein problems. Many of you have tried stretching, walking, hydration, or supplements to reduce your leg pain and fatigue. If you have these symptoms and tried some of these solutions, we recommend seeing a vein specialist for an evaluation.

In this blog post, you will learn more about venous disease and how it can make your legs hurt and lead to other chronic leg symptoms. Plus we will share tips to help alleviate your discomfort, and explain why an evaluation with our Vein Specialists of the South team in Georgia makes sense.

Venous Insufficiency and Leg Discomfort

The bottom line is, if your legs hurt, you may have underlying venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency occurs when your leg veins lose their ability to efficiently transport blood back to your heart and lungs. This results in blood pooling in our leg veins, leading to varicose veins and spider veins and, eventually, leg pain. About 30% of patients with venous insufficiency may not see varicose veins or spider veins on the surface of their skin, leaving you wondering why your legs hurt all the time. If your leg discomfort is accompanied by visible spider veins and/or varicose veins, then venous insufficiency is even more likely the underlying cause of your symptoms, making your legs hurt, causing leg swelling, and more.

Another clinical manifestation of venous insufficiency is skin changes in the lower legs and even ulcers. These leg ulcerstypically show up around the ankle region and may be accompanied by symptoms like swelling, tenderness, and itchiness. If not promptly treated, these ulcers may not only be painful but can become infected and lead to long-term complications.

Vein Specialists of the South can provide reliable diagnosis and treatment options to alleviate the leg discomfort and other symptoms caused by venous insufficiency.

Alleviate Leg Discomfort at Vein Specialists of the South

There are several options that can be used in treating venous disease conditions, ranging from conservative care and lifestyle changes to minimally invasive procedures performed right in our office. If your legs hurt all the time, these changes will help.

Conservative Care Options and Our Better Veins for Life Principles

We advise all our patients to incorporate a range of lifestyle changes into their daily routines, emphasizing conservative care. If your legs hurt, we invite you to discover more about these steps by clicking the links below.

  1. Compression
  2. Leg elevation
  3. Healthy weight management
  4. Exercise
  5. Healthy footwear


It’s just 3 easy steps…

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Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon





Office-Based Vein Care

Your journey to better veins begins by partnering with your vein specialists. We offer conservative care and when needed minimally invasive approaches for your vein care, while avoiding unnecessary procedures. With a dedicated focus on your concerns at your vein evaluation, we are committed to fulfilling our promise to provide you the “right care for the right patient at the right time” to meet your needs delivered with WOW service.

We offer a range of minimally-invasive, Walk-in, Walk-out® treatments with ‘Little to No Downtime’, in our office-based accredited vein center. In order to ensure your best results and experience we treat the full range of spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, and treatment of venous ulcers. Treatments range from simple injections of spider veins to a full range of vein care for varicose veins. If a procedure is best we use gentle local anesthesia, micro-skin incisions (1-2 mm), simple post-treatment wraps, compression hose bandage, and over-the-counter acetaminophen to alleviate post-procedure discomfort.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Vein Specialists of the South Macon

Schedule Your Vein Evaluation Today

Venous insufficiency is a medical condition that can affect anyone. If your legs hurt all the time without an explanation or you experience leg discomfort with visible veins, take the necessary steps to diagnose and treat your symptoms and the root cause. Vein Specialists of the South in Georgia focuses exclusively on the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease with a team-based approach to care and a passion for treating every patient how we would want our own loved ones to be treated. Schedule an appointment with our team today and be on the path to better-looking and better-feeling legs.

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