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Leg Swelling

Do You Have Leg Swelling And Discoloration?

You may have noticed that your legs or feet seem swollen at the end of the day or after being in one position for an extended period. This symptom usually comes with discoloration as well. You might be experiencing edema caused by the accumulation of fluids in your soft tissue. It could also be a sign of something else.

What Might Be Causing It?
Prolonged periods of sitting or standing, medication, pregnancy, surgery, and injuries are all possible causes. It may also indicate an underlying condition.

Additional Signs to Look For:
Additional indicators include swelling, pain, discoloration, tenderness, heaviness, and warmth. In some cases, blisters or ulcers may develop too.

Associated Conditions

Venous insufficiency:
This disorder results from veins that cannot move blood from your extremities back to your heart. It can also cause spider and varicose veins.

Circulatory Issues:
Edema in the legs may indicate problems like arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, or even deep vein thrombosis.

Kidney Disease:
When kidneys malfunction, they can cause fluid to accumulate in your tissues.

Dealing With Leg Swelling

The approach to addressing leg swelling and discoloration depends on severity and cause. Getting a vein specialist to diagnose the issue and create an appropriate remedy is best. When varicose veins or other problems involving veins are causing the condition, treatments like sclerotherapy or laser therapy may provide relief.

When To See A Doctor

In Case of Emergency

Get medical help immediately if you have difficulty breathing, chest pains, lightheadedness, disorientation, or coughing up blood.

Frequent Swelling

When swollen and sore with pain that is intolerable.

Unexpected Symptoms

Symptoms can occur abruptly and without explanation and won’t go away with simple home remedies.

Frequently Asked Questions

If leg swelling is an issue for you, the first step should be to see a vein specialist and determine if there are any underlying conditions. But at home, you can do some things to help reduce symptoms.


  • Wear compression stockings while sleeping.
  • Adopt an active lifestyle and incorporate more exercise into your routine.
  • Lift your legs above your heart when resting. 
  • Reduce the amount of salt in your diet.

If the symptoms of your swollen legs, discoloration, and pain do not improve after several days, it is best to seek medical advice.


At our vein clinics, one of our specialists can assess you, diagnose the root cause of your condition, and then create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

If you’re experiencing swollen legs due to varicose or spider veins, one of our vein specialists may recommend treating this condition with laser therapy.


The laser heat causes damage within the vein, forming scar tissue that seals the vessel shut. Another option for reducing leg swelling is sclerotherapy, which injects a solution directly into the vein.


Before administering either procedure, your vein specialist must diagnose your condition to determine if a vein issue causes the leg swelling.

This procedure is done in an outpatient setting so that you can return to your typical daily activities. Avoid strenuous activities like working out or participating in aerobic exercises.


Other recommendations include using acetaminophen to manage pain and avoiding direct sunlight, saunas, and hot baths.

Vein treatments can offer a much-needed reprieve if your edema results from venous insufficiency or another related condition.

It’s not unusual to experience temporary swelling in your arms and legs. This temporary swelling is usually harmless and passes without needing medical attention.


But if it’s a frequent occurrence, it could be a sign of an underlying issue. If left untreated, this can become more serious over time.

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