Many people think varicose and spider veins only appear on the legs; however, we see many patients who are embarrassed to show their ankles and feet due to these conditions as well.
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Dr. Lee appeared on Mass Appeal to talk about painful leg cramps and swelling caused by varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
In this article, Sclerotherapy: Everything You Need to Know about this Treatment For Making Spider Veins Disappear, on Spotlyte, our physician assistant, Ryan MacDonald, PA-C, discusses the importance of choosing a provider with extensive experience in sclerotherapy if you are considering this treatment for varicose veins.
Being jolted awake during the night with painful leg cramps is not only a rude awakening, but may also be the symptom of a more serious condition: venous insufficiency
Another New England winter is winding down, which may make you anxious to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. But before you hit the trail, review our tips to help put a spring in your step.
March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month and a good opportunity to review your risk factors for developing potentially deadly blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT.
Our legs carry us up, down and all around, all year long. This February, love your legs by showing them a little extra TLC. Here are six ideas to make your legs look and feel great.
We are proud to support the Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation and hope to see you at their 2018 LEEF iGala on November 3!
Join us on October 26 at the Delaney House to kick up your heels for a great cause!
Learn what professions may put you at greatest risk, and well as information about prevention and treatment, in our latest blog.
While we miss our children when they leave the nest and become independent, or relatively independent, adults, it also gives us more time to pursue our own interests and activities.
While the George Gershwin song may say, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” most of our patients who have varicose veins express a different sentiment, noting that their leg pain increases during the hot summer months.
Dr. K. Francis Lee appeared on the “Better Western Mass” show yesterday on Western Mass News, WGGB-40 to discuss the prevalence and dangers of deep vein thrombosis in recognition of March as DVT Awareness Month.
March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, also known as Blood Clot Awareness Month. Dr. K. Francis Lee, medical director at Advanced Vein Care Center, one of the premier treatment centers in New England for venous diseases, discussed the importance of deep vein blood clots, noting that increased awareness is needed for the public.
Whether you are simply seeking treatment for unsightly spider veins, or have more serious conditions like venous insufficiency, varicose veins, blood clots in your legs or venous stasis ulcers, it’s important to ask the right questions when deciding where to go for treatment.
For some, a livelihood can be made from the strength of their bodies. Serena Williams. Michael Phelps. Usain Bolt. They worship their bodies with exercise, high-quality food, massages, and sleep. These athletes forge their bodies and skillsets into art; and we, the awe-inspired, wonder at them.
Have you ever woken at night to the debilitating, piercing pain of a leg cramp? If so, you are not alone. It’s been shown that 33.6% of the general public experience night-time muscle cramps, and as high as 50% among those with chronic venous insufficiency.
Feedback comes in many forms—from the mother’s lips to a child, or from a restaurant reviewer’s keyboard to a chef—but there is one thing that remains constant. Everyone needs feedback. The more paperwork-intensive, the more people avoid it. But no matter how uncomfortable receiving feedback may be, the complete lack of it is also unnerving—we succumb to easy complacency, or worse, we doubt our work and worry: “How are we doing?”
Many people ask why their legs ache more in the summer than at other times of the year. The answer involves many different factors – some apparent, some beneath the surface, just like your veins.
It’s been such a long, dreary, cold winter. In western Massachusetts, April can be especially more sad and bleak when the Nor’easter persists across our towns and dumps snow and icy rain with spite. So it was with great pleasure and anticipation one sunny afternoon last week that I drove to Westfield to give a talk on vein conditions and treatments. A very lovely woman named Mary Ellen Anderson from the Westfield Woman’s Club had invited me to address their members at their monthly lunch meeting.