Vein Care Center

Venous Insufficiency Treatment in NYC & NJ

Chronic venous dermatitis and venous insufficiency are serious blood vessel conditions that require immediate and continued care from an experienced vein doctor. Find the best vein specialists in New York City and New Jersey at the Vein Care Center. You will receive an expert diagnosis, exceptional treatment for venous insufficiency and advice on how to prevent further vein problems. Call today for a vein consultation.

    What Is Venous Insufficiency?

    Venous insufficiency is a condition that develops when your veins cannot take blood back to your heart and lungs properly. When the blood cannot flow back, it pools in the veins in your legs. The condition causes skin changes and abnormalities, lower leg swelling and other uncomfortable symptoms.

    Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition that occurs because of the collapse or damage to the vein walls or valves. This means the blood pressure in these veins remains high. When the valves fail, the pooling blood leads to the risk of pain, venous stasis ulcers and other symptoms.

    An early diagnosis provides the most effective venous insufficiency treatment. The doctors in New York City, led by Dr. Jonathan Arad, at the center for vein use the latest medical technologies and techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.

    Venous Insufficiency

    What Causes Venous Insufficiency?

    Any physical change in your veins that affects the smooth blood flow back to your heart can cause venous insufficiency. When the valves in your blood vessels function properly, the deoxygenated blood flows back to your heart and lungs without any problems. Some factors that affect the function of blood valves include:

    • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) when a blood clot forms in a deep vein
    • A sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise
    • Occupations that require you to stand for long durations
    • Superficial thrombophlebitis (ST), which is the inflammation of a vein close to the surface
    • Advanced age, causing vein valves to wear out
    • Reduced mobility, due to a sports injury or disability
    • Any other kind of Injury or damage to your veins

    During your vein consultation, your doctor at the Vein Care Center reviews your case, starting with a medical history review, a physical examination of the affected vein and imaging tests to diagnose the condition correctly. This forms the basis of an individualized treatment plan by the vein specialists.

    Who is at Risk of Venous Insufficiency?

    Some factors increase the risk of  venous valve problems. Common factors that make you more vulnerable to venous insufficiency include:

    • Genetics, hereditary factors from a family history of venous insufficiency
    • Advancing age, leading to weakened vein walls and valves
    • Being overweight or obese
    • Poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking and a lack of exercise
    • Pregnancy and childbirth
    • Cancer
    • A leg injury or other trauma
    • Muscle weakness
    • Occupation and hobbies that require you to sit or stand for long periods

    Your doctor discusses these risk factors as part of your interventional treatment for venous insufficiency. Learning about these risk factors can help you make changes for a healthier life.


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    Am I Suffering from Venous Insufficiency?

    Visit your vein specialist at the first sign of problems with the veins in your legs. Getting an early diagnosis increases the success of your treatment plan. Signs you may be suffering from venous insufficiency include:

    • Dull aching, tiredness, heaviness or throbbing in your legs
    • Swelling of your legs and ankles after standing for too long
    • Leg cramping
    • Flaking skin or itching in your legs
    • Restless legs syndrome
    • Patches of darker, brownish skin
    • Thicker or harder skin on your legs or ankles
    • Blood clots
    • Development of new varicose veins
    • Leathery, dry skin on your legs
    • Venous stasis dermatitis when fluid builds up, causing skin inflammation in your lower legs
    • Hard-to-treat stasis ulcers
    • Muscle spasms

    If you notice any of these symptoms, consult your vein doctor for chronic venous insufficiency treatment. Dr. Arad, a board-certified surgeon, specializes in venous conditions at the Vein Care Center. The doctor also offers effective skin ulcer treatment, venous stasis dermatitis treatment and effective solutions for chronic venous stasis dermatitis.

    What is the Best Treatment for Venous Insufficiency?

    Your doctor develops a treatment plan for venous insufficiency based on your diagnosis, symptoms and other complications, such as varicose veins and ulcers. Treatment options always begin with the least invasive and may include:

    • Leg elevation to improve blood flow
    • Compression therapy, which rely on devices to aid blood flow in the veins for chronic venous stasis dermatitis and venous stasis treatment
    • Medications to treat skin ulcers and help heal the sores and prevent infection
    • Diuretics and anticoagulants to draw excess liquid out of your body
    • Endovenous laser ablation and endovenous radiofrequency ablation for venous stasis dermatitis treatment, which are minimally invasive procedures involving the use of heat to seal off an affected vein
    • Foam sclerotherapy and sclerotherapy for varicose veins, which rely on the use of chemicals to scar a vein and prevent blood flow
    • Ambulatory phlebotomy, which may be required when you have varicose vein complications because of venous insufficiency
    • Endoscopic vein surgery, a last-resort option that involving a surgical device to close your vein

    The state-of-the-art Vein Care Center has offices in the Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, the Financial District and Greenwich Village in New York, in addition to Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick in New Jersey. Your vein specialists use a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of vein conditions. The doctors develop an individual treatment plan and utilize the latest technology for successful treatment. Contact the nearest Vein Care Center to schedule your consultation.

    Page Updated on Oct 28, 2022 by Dr. Arad (Vein Doctor) of Vein Care Center