One of the symptoms patients with vein disease commonly experience is a tired, heavy feeling in the legs. This feeling may or may not be accompanied by aches and pains. However, this is not just caused by needing rest. In fact, the tired, heavy feeling often intensifies after periods of rest or inactivity. If that is the case, tired leg muscles are not the problem—vein disease may be to blame. The most likely culprit in these situations is venous insufficiency, or the dilation of superficial veins with incompetent valves, which leads to a gravity-dependent retrograde flow of venous blood.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, a medical examination by one of our expert physicians can help determine the true cause. Contact us today for an appointment. Diagnosis and treatment of your heavy, tired legs can prevent the progression of symptoms and help your legs feel good again.