An NC Vascular Doctor Publishes a New Article on Treating Swollen Legs and Ankles -

An NC Vascular Doctor Publishes a New Article on Treating Swollen Legs and Ankles

An NC Vascular Doctor Publishes a New Article on Treating Swollen Legs and Ankles

May 21, 2016. Winston-Salem, NC. Novant Health Vein Specialists, a leading NC vein treatment center, is announcing the publication of a new article on how treating swollen legs and ankles can help improve patients’ lives. According to the Winston-Salem based center, many people ignore them at first, assuming they just overdid the running around, but often swollen legs and ankles are actually an indication of underlying vein disease.

NC vascular doctor Dr. Ray Workman of Novant Health Vein Specialists explains, “Treatment can help patients both look better and feel better, because both the varicose veins and their accompanying symptoms disappear. However, left untreated, vein disease can have some unpleasant and even dangerous consequences, such as aching and pain, skin ulcers that are painful and don’t heal easily, and blood clots (deep vein thrombosis), which can be deadly. That is why it’s so important to visit an NC vein doctor at the first sign of swollen les and ankles.”

Dr. Workman goes on to note that the most appropriate procedure will depend on the location and extent of the vein disease, as well as on the patient’s personal preferences. Regardless, all procedures at NHVS are minimally invasive, are performed by experts, and can be completed right at the Winston-Salem vein clinic, with no need to go to a hospital or experience lengthy recovery times.

For more information on how to treat swollen legs and ankles, please visit the clinic’s website at

Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Varicose veins result from malfunction of their one-way valves which normally promote the return of blood from the extremities back to the heart. Blood backs up in the veins increasing the pressure against the vein walls resulting in bulging veins. More than just a cosmetic nuisance, however, varicose veins can lead to leg pain, swelling and discoloration.

Many people are unaware of the affordable, effective treatments available to eliminate varicose veins. Modern advances in technology have expanded treatment options to include techniques such as sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser therapy. All of these procedures are well tolerated. They are performed by a highly skilled vein doctor on an outpatient basis with most patients able to return to work the next day.

About Novant Health Vein Specialists

Novant Health Vein Specialists is a respected provider of customized, state-of-the-art care for vein disorders in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Their expertly trained and caring team of health professionals is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of vein care. The center offers advanced and minimally invasive therapies to treat a wide range of vein conditions. Dr. Ray Workman leads the medical staff. He and his 5 partners, Dr. R. Bradley Thomason, Dr. Steve Motew, Dr. Phillip Moore, Dr. Joel Deonanan, and Dr. Shawn Fleming are all board certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery. They are board certified vascular surgeons offering full service vein treatments in Winston-Salem, including sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous ablation, venous stenting, complex venous ulcer management, and pelvic congestion syndrome.

Novant Health Vein Specialists
Tel. 336-791-4010

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