Leg Swelling Specialist

Polaris Vein Center

Amanda S. Cooper, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Columbus, OH

Leg swelling is often a sign of vein disease, which can grow severe over time. Other leg symptoms like itching, fatigue, and pain often go along with the swelling, too. At Polaris Vein Center in Columbus, Ohio, the team of vein experts uses advanced diagnostics and cutting-edge treatments to resolve your leg swelling and other symptoms. Amanda Cooper, MD, and the team of specialists are ready to treat your leg swelling, so call the office today or schedule a visit using online booking anytime.

Leg Swelling Q & A

What conditions lead to leg swelling?

Leg swelling is often a symptom of vein disease such as chronic venous insufficiency or varicose veins. Vein disease occurs when malfunctioning veins allow blood to collect in the legs. 

This pooled blood causes legs to swell, and may also trigger other symptoms, among them leg tiredness, itchiness, burning, pain, restless legs, and cramps. 

If you have leg swelling, it’s important to seek diagnosis now. Vein disease is easier to treat if you get help before you actually develop large varicose veins. 

How do you diagnose the cause of leg swelling?

The Polaris Vein Center team examines your legs, reviews your medical history, and discusses all of your symptoms with you. The only definitive way to diagnose vein disease is a venous ultrasound exam, which shows images of your veins and blood flow. 

How is vein disease treated?

If you have leg swelling caused by vein disease like chronic venous insufficiency, the Polaris Vein Center team offers a variety of effective solutions, customized for your needs. Options include: 


ClariVein treats diseased veins through mechanochemical ablation. This treatment involves a slim rotating wire that destroys the vein intima (innermost wall) and a liquid sclerosant solution that triggers vein shrinkage. 


VenaSeal treats unhealthy veins by sealing them closed with a proprietary medical adhesive. 

Venclose RF™

Venclose RF treats vein disease using radiofrequency energy through a slim in-vein catheter. The radiofrequency pulses cause the vein to retract and eventually wither.

Ambulatory phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy treats very prominent varicose veins at your skin’s surface. This treatment involves removing diseased veins in sections through very small incisions. 


Sclerotherapy is an injection treatment that uses either a foam or liquid solution to irritate diseased vein walls and cause them to collapse. 

All of these treatments require only very small skin punctures or tiny incisions. After the treatment, your body absorbs the withered vein tissue and disposes of it naturally. Ambulatory phlebectomy is the only exception, as the vein is actually removed during the procedure. 

The Polaris Vein Center team offers all vein disease treatments on-site. Because none of the treatments requires general anesthesia, there’s no hospital stay. Some treatments require local anesthesia, while others require no numbing at all. 

Leg swelling is one of the most common signs of a very common problem: vein disease. Fortunately, vein disease is easily treated using cutting-edge outpatient procedures with little-to-no downtime. Call Polaris Vein Center or book a consultation online to learn more.