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Leg Swelling

Desert West Vein & Surgery Center
Dr. Atur Kasha, DO
Leg Swelling in El Paso, TX

Leg swelling can indicate a vascular problem, which is why seeking treatment is important at the first sign of swelling. At Desert West Vein & Surgery Center in El Paso, Texas, board-certified general surgeon Atur Kasha, DO, and his expert team evaluate, diagnose, and treat the cause of leg swelling to reduce your symptoms and the risk of complications. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today.

What is leg swelling?

Leg swelling is fluid accumulation in your legs, also known as peripheral edema. It might be a sign of a circulation or heart problem, which is why seeking medical attention right away is crucial. Leg swelling can result from:

  • Heart problems
  • Sitting or standing for long periods
  • Physical inactivity
  • Being overweight
  • Older age
  • Wearing tight clothes
  • Blood clots
  • Leg infection or injury
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose or spider veins
  • Restless leg syndrome

Leg swelling can also occur because of problems with the lymphatic system, venous circulation system, your liver, your kidneys, or other issues.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of leg swelling?

To find the source of leg swelling, Dr. Kasha and his team review your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam, evaluate your legs, and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, urine tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), or other tests to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan when necessary.

What are my treatment options for leg swelling?

Your personalized treatment plan depends on the cause of leg swelling that Dr. Kasha and his team might recommend:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes to help reduce leg swelling include regular exercise, elevating your feet, weight loss, and wearing compression stockings.

Underlying health issue treatment

If you have an underlying health problem, such as kidney or heart disease, Dr. Kasha and his team can refer you to a qualified specialist near you.


Taking certain medications can reduce swelling and your risk of complications associated with vascular disorders.


During sclerotherapy, Dr. Kasha injects spider or varicose veins with a solution that seals the veins off to make them disappear over time.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves to treat and close diseased veins, allowing blood to reroute to healthier veins. Test.


During VenaSeal treatment, Dr. Kasha injects special medical adhesive into diseased veins to close them, allowing blood to reroute to healthier veins.

Don’t let the cause of leg swelling go undiagnosed and untreated or lead to serious medical problems. At the first sign of swelling, schedule an appointment with Desert West Vein & Surgery Center over the phone or book online today.

1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 120
El Paso,TX


Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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1860 Dean Martin
Suite 103
El Paso,TX


Monday By appointment only

Tuesday By appointment only

Wednesday By appointment only
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday By appointment only
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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