Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment for Leg Cramps at Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine
Are your legs frequently painful and achy? We encourage you to visit our comprehensive Pain Management clinic in Ramsey, NJ, serving Ramsey and surrounding Bergen County communities. We’re one of the few places in the area offering Radiofrequency Ablation, an innovative and minimally invasive treatment used for spider veins, varicose veins, and leg cramps caused by the latter.
3 Signs Your Leg Cramps are Caused by Varicose Veins
Leg cramps can occur due to a wide number of conditions. Some of these conditions are relatively mild, while others can be much more serious. For this reason, it’s important to consult with your primary care physician if you have persistent leg cramps.
Could your leg cramps be caused by Varicose Veins? Here are three signs indicating yes:
- You have veins in your legs that look bulbous and rope-like.
- Your lower legs are frequently itchy and/or swollen.
- You are pregnant, overweight, or obese (common risk factors for varicose veins).
Varicose Veins look the way they do because blood gets stuck in them. This is usually due to a dysfunction in the one-way valves which normally keeps blood flowing; increased pressure in the legs is the leading cause. Unlike spider veins (which are generally more of a cosmetic issue), varicose veins can lead to cramping, achiness, and a feeling of “heaviness” in the legs.
How Radiofrequency Ablation Eases Leg Cramps from Varicose Veins
Radiofrequency Ablation is beneficial for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Here’s how it works:
One of our experienced pain doctors inserts a small tube (also called a catheter) into the damaged vein through the skin. An electrical current from a radio wave is sent through the tube, heating the target tissue. This leads to scarring, which closes the varicose vein and prevents additional blood from pooling inside it.
Because blood can no longer get stuck in the veins, radiofrequency ablation can alleviate pain and leg cramping—in addition to reducing the appearance of the varicose veins themselves!
5 Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation for Leg Cramps
Why are so many people coming to try out this new non-surgical and FDA approved technique for leg cramp relief? Just check out a few of the main benefits!
Radiofrequency ablation is:
- Covered by most medical insurance plans (including Medicare)
- Anesthesia-free (at most you may benefit from a local anesthetic)
- Little discomfort
- Minimal to no downtime—you can walk right out of our clinic!
Do Your Legs Cramp and Ache? Find Out if Radiofrequency Ablation is Right for You
A simple outpatient visit or two could be the only thing standing between you and pain-free legs! To schedule an initial consultation with one of our pain physicians, Dr. Steven Ferrer or Dr. Kevin McElroy, or to learn more about our other non-surgical orthopedic and rehabilitative services, contact Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine today at 201 962 9199