Many people often get a tingling sensation in their legs or hands. However, a persistent leg tingling or one that gets worse with time should not be ignored, as it could be a sign of nerve damage. If you are one of those who experience leg tingling, Kirk Minkus, MD at his practice, provides comprehensive leg tingling care from diagnoses of the underlying cause, continued lifestyle support, chronic disease management to advanced interventional procedures. Dr. Minkus is a board-certified interventional radiologist experienced in offering extensive care for vascular conditions that damage nerves resulting in leg tingling. For the treatment of leg tingling in Mesa, call or schedule an appointment online today.
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What Are the Causes of Leg Tingling?
Tingling, which is limited to your leg, can be caused by various conditions. These include a pinched nerve in your buttocks, leg, or lower spine, nerve problems resulting from vitamin deficiency, pressure on a peripheral nerve due to enlarged blood vessels or infection, and nerve damage from chemotherapy, tobacco, alcohol use, or radiation therapy. Leg tingling is also a common symptom of multiple sclerosis, transient ischemic attacks, and strokes.
Which Vascular Issues Cause Leg Tingling?
Vascular problems constrain proper blood flow depriving nerves of the sufficient oxygen they require to function and survive, this results in nerve damage. Certain vascular conditions that can cause leg tingling include varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency, and PAD (peripheral arterial disease). PAD occurs due to the buildup of cholesterol on the arterial wall, commonly referred to as atherosclerosis. The fatty lining becomes larger with time, blocking smooth blood flow in your lower foot and leg. As it worsens, the condition makes the leg tingling more severe.
What Are the Available Leg Tingling Treatment Options?
When you go for leg tingling treatment, the team at Kirk Minkus, MD, first works to diagnose the primary cause of your tingling. They then create a custom-based treatment plan that might include lifestyle and dietary changes, specialized interventional procedures, medications, and chronic health issues. If your leg tingling results from a vascular condition, the treatment is customized depending on your unique condition.
Varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency begin to be managed with compression stockings, while deep vein thrombosis is managed with medicines intended at melting the blood clot. If the tingling persists, the doctor might recommend minimally invasive procedures such as phlebectomy, endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy, and VenaSeal glue ablation.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Dr. Minkus recommends atherectomy and angioplasty, procedures that involve opening the vein and restoring optimal blood flow. Angioplasty involves threading and inflating balloon catheters at the arterial blockage, flattening the fat plaque against the arterial wall. If atherosclerosis has hardened, the doctor uses an atherectomy that mechanically shaves the plaque to remove it physically or use a laser.
To sum up, do not live uncomfortable any longer due to leg and foot tingling. Call or schedule an appointment online with Kirk Minkus, MD, for expert treatment and care of any underlying condition.