Leg Pain Specialist

Dmitry Gorelik, MD -  - Board Certified Cardiologist

Vein Treatment Doctors

Dmitry Gorelik, MD

Cardiologist and Vein Doctor in West Orange, NJ and Greater New York City Area

Severe or recurring leg pain is hard to ignore, and you shouldn’t try to. Dmitry Gorelik, MD, a board-certified cardiologist and vascular specialist, provides diagnostic assessments for leg pain and can treat common causes behind it, like deep vein thrombosis or severe varicose veins. To set up an appointment with Dr. Dmitry Gorelik, call his office in West Orange, New Jersey, or book online today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What is leg pain?

Leg pain is a troublesome symptom that can be severe enough to impede your walking abilities. Leg pain has innumerable possible causes, and it’s important to discover the correct cause with an official diagnosis so you can find relief with a suitable treatment. 

Dr. Gorelik specializes in addressing leg pain that is related to your blood vessels. In order to diagnose you, he performs a physical examination, takes note of your medical history, and may use high tech diagnostic tools like duplex ultrasound to evaluate blood flow and find blockages within leg veins. 

Once you have your diagnosis, Dr. Gorelik can select a treatment for the underlying cause of your leg pain. While you might find some relief with home care, many vascular conditions leading to leg pain require professional procedures or medications. 

What are some possible causes of leg pain?

Leg pain can arise from injuries or diseases affecting your muscles, joints, bones, nerves, or blood vessels within the leg. Leg pain can also be referred pain, which comes from elsewhere in your body, like spinal cord injuries. 

At his private practice, Dr. Gorelik frequently addresses leg pain related to:

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DVT is a condition characterized by a blood clot in a vein that is located deep within your leg or far beneath the skin. Sometimes, these clots go away on their own. However, you should seek treatment if you experience leg pain from DVT because, if left untreated, it can dislodge and lead to a pulmonary embolism. 

Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

PAD occurs when the arterial walls in your legs become hard over time due to fatty deposits. When this happens, the muscles and tissues in your legs are less likely to get the oxygen supply they need to function. 

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)

CVI happens when the valves within your leg veins stop working effectively to carry blood against gravity to your heart. The blood pools, as a result, leading to varicose veins, leg swelling, leg discoloration, leg pain, and ulcers.

Lymphedema

Lymphedema happens when lymph fluids accumulate in your legs because of the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes.

How is leg pain treated?

Dr. Gorelik selects treatment for you based on the disease or damage that’s causing your leg pain. Available treatments focus on improving blood or lymphatic flow in your legs to relieve pain, swelling, and other symptoms. Depending on your diagnosis, he might recommend:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Laser vein removal
  • Endovenous laser ablation
  • Endovenous radiofrequency ablation with ClosureFast™
  • VenaSeal™
  • Varicose vein surgery (only as a last resort)

Many of these procedures are minimally invasive and require little if any, downtime. Dr. Gorelik may also recommend home care steps like taking a diuretic medication or using compression stockings to initiate better blood flow. 

To explore treatments for leg pain in-depth, call Dr. Dmitry Gorelik, or book a visit online today.