Weak or Numb Legs

It can be concerning when you experience any form of weakness or numbness in your legs. Like any unusual or unexpected bodily changes, your first instinct may be to find the cause. Sometimes, something as simple as sitting in an awkward position for too long can cause pins and needles, leading to weakness or numbness in one or both legs.

If your legs are weak or numb, seek trusted medical assistance from Texas Vein & Wellness Institute. Our experts can help you get back on your feet. 

What Causes Weak and Numb Legs?

Superficial numbness like pins and needles lasts temporarily, but other issues can be more serious. We have listed some potential causes, although a diagnosis can only be established by a doctor or vascular specialist.

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) results from narrowed arteries restricting leg and arm blood flow. It usually occurs when plaque comprised of fat, cholesterol and calcium accumulates in arteries, causing them to become narrow and even blocked. This plaque buildup is called atherosclerosis and may lead to weak and numb legs, swelling and muscle cramps. 

PAD can be treated through minimally invasive methods like angiography with revascularization, atherectomy and angioplasty.

Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve is caused by bone, muscles and other constituents surrounding the nerve to pinch or compress it. This often results in numbness or weakness in the legs and may lead to sciatica development. Sciatica is characterized by pain in the sciatic nerve that runs down the back through each leg and similarly causes numbness and swelling. 

Treatment for a pinched nerve usually involves physical therapy and pain relievers.

 

How Texas Vein & Wellness Institute Can Help Treat Leg Weakness or Numbness 

At Texas Vein & Wellness Institute, we offer two specialized treatments to patients affected by PAD. They include: 

  • Angioplasty: During angioplasty, a vascular specialist moves the plaque buildup to restore blood flow to narrow or blocked arteries. The angioplasty procedure is effective, nonsurgical and minimally invasive. Patients generally resume their daily activities soon after. They enjoy a quick recovery and can look forward to reduced leg weakness and numbness. 
  • Atherectomy: Targeted at restoring blood flow to the heart muscles, atherectomy is another nonsurgical procedure aimed at unblocking clogged arteries that restrict blood flow. Once the procedure is over, patients can get back to life fairly quickly and look forward to pain relief and increased energy.

Benefits of Working With Texas Vein & Wellness Institute

When you choose Texas Vein & Wellness Institute to treat the weakness and numbness in your legs and other concerns, you will enjoy several benefits, including:

Schedule an Appointment With Texas Vein & Wellness Institute Today

If you have been dealing with prolonged leg weakness and numbness, you should have it checked. Texas Vein & Wellness Institute is happy to inspect your condition for diagnosis and treatment. 

Call us at (281) 888-1464 or request an appointment online. 

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