Heavy Legs Specialist

Beach Wellness MD

Ali Golshan, MD

Vascular Surgeon located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Heavy legs may arise from underlying vein conditions and can cause overwhelming discomfort and distress. Ali Golshan, MD, is a leading vascular specialist who provides nonsurgical vein treatments that address the conditions that lead to heavy legs. Dr. Golshan performs these minimally invasive procedures right in the office at Beach Wellness MD in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. To schedule a consultation for heavy leg syndrome, call the clinic today, or make an appointment online.

Heavy Legs Q & A

Which conditions cause heavy legs? 

Occasional heaviness or stiffness in your legs isn’t a cause for concern, but if your legs frequently feel heavy, hard to lift, and weak, you may have a vein problem that’s causing your symptoms. Vein problems that can contribute to heavy legs include:

Varicose veins

Bulging, twisted veins are known as varicose veins. They arise when weakened valves allow a backflow of blood through your veins, causing the blood to pool within your blood vessels. Varicose veins can cause heavy legs and other symptoms and can lead to ulcers or blood clots. 

Venous insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when weakened valves in your blood vessels prevent your blood from circulating back to your heart. In addition to heavy legs, venous insufficiency can cause pain, swelling, cramps, ulcers, and blood clots.

Peripheral artery disease 

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a serious condition in which fat deposits in the walls of your arteries become narrow and constricted, restricting adequate blood supply to the tissues of your legs. It can cause heavy legs and other debilitating symptoms, including severe pain.

Who is at risk for heavy legs?

Risk factors for heavy legs include:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged standing or sitting
  • Genetics

Women are more likely than men to develop vein conditions that cause heavy legs.

Are there other symptoms associated with heavy legs?

In addition to stiffness and heaviness, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Numbness
  • Throbbing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

Elevating your legs above your heart may temporarily relieve heavy leg symptoms.

How are heavy legs treated?

Dr. Golshan at Beach Wellness MD specializes in minimally invasive vein treatments that address the underlying venous conditions that cause heavy legs. Depending on your condition, Dr. Golshan may recommend a combination of therapies to relieve your pain and improve your vein condition. 

Safe, effective, nonsurgical treatment options for heavy legs include:

  • Varithena® 
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Angiogram
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Atherectomy

Dr. Golshan performs all heavy leg treatments as outpatient procedures right in the Beach Wellness MD office. Many treatments require little to no downtime.

To end your struggles with the discomfort of heavy legs, schedule a consultation at Beach Wellness MD. Call the office today, or make an appointment online.