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2021 Mar 11

Cardiol Ther

Management of Lower Extremity Pain from Chronic Venous Insufficiency: A Comprehensive Review.


Orhurhu V, Chu R, Xie K, Kamanyi GN, Salisu B, Salisu-Orhurhu M, Urits I, Kaye RJ, Hasoon J, Viswanath O, Kaye AJ, Karri J, Marshall Z, Kaye AD, Anahita D
Cardiol Ther. 2021 Mar 11.
PMID: 33704678.


Chronic venous insufficiency is found to some extent in a large proportion of the world's population, especially in the elderly and obese. Despite its prevalence, little research has been pursued into this pathology when compared to similarly common conditions. Pain is often the presenting symptom of chronic venous insufficiency and has significant deleterious effects on quality of life. This manuscript will describe the development of pain in chronic venous insufficiency, and will also review both traditional methods of pain management and novel advances in both medical and surgical therapy for this disease.