If you have a chronic illness that affects your circulation, you may develop foot and ankle problems due to lack of blood supply. At Tampa Bay Foot and Ankle, dedicated podiatrist Eric Roberts, DPM, FACFAS, AACFAOM, uses highly advanced equipment to diagnose and treat venous insufficiency and restore your health. Call the St. Petersburg, Florida, office or schedule an appointment online today.
Vein problems often affect the legs, feet, and ankles. One of the most common vein problems that Dr. Roberts diagnoses and treats at Tampa Bay Foot and Ankle include:
Venous insufficiency is a condition in which your vein valves don't function properly. This prevents blood from returning to your heart. Blood can accumulate in your veins and lead to swelling, pain, cramps, and skin discoloration in your lower extremities. Venous insufficiency is typically related to blood clots or varicose veins.
Tampa Bay Foot and Ankle offers in-office procedures that restore healthy blood flow. Your treatment may include compression, varicose vein reduction, and other procedures to help you achieve healthy vascular function. Dr. Roberts tailors your care for your needs.
Of course, if you have a chronic disease like diabetes, it’s also important to control your blood sugar by working with your medical doctor or diabetes care specialist. If needed, Dr. Roberts can coordinate with your medical doctor to help you get the most effective whole-body care for systemic diseases that include vascular problems.
For help with venous insufficiency and other vein problems, reach out to Tampa Bay Foot and Ankle by phone or use the online scheduler today.