Leg Swelling Treatment Hawaii

Randall Juleff, MD, FACS, Vein Clinics of Hawaii

Vein Clinics of Hawaii

Randall Juleff, MD, FACS

Cardiovascular Surgeon & Phlebologist
located in Wailuku, HI & Lihue, HI

Cardiovascular Surgeon & Phlebologist located in Wailuku, HI & Lihue, HI

If you work hard, you might expect occasional leg swelling, but in some cases, leg swelling isn’t just the result of a long day on your feet. It could be a sign of a serious condition. At the Vein Clinics of Hawaii, vein specialist Randall Juleff, MD, FACS, evaluates leg swelling and determines its root cause. The Vein Clinics of Hawaii has seven locations, in Honolulu, Lihue, Wailuku, Hilo, Kapolei, Kamuela, and Hawaii. If leg swelling has you concerned, call the closest office today or go online to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Juleff.

Leg Swelling Treatment Q & A

What causes leg swelling?

A variety of conditions can cause swelling in your legs and feet. Water retention, or the abnormal buildup of fluids, is common, especially among older adults. Other causes of leg swelling include:
  • Obesity
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Cardiac conditions
If you’ve recently injured your leg, the swelling could result from inflammation. If the swelling in your leg doesn’t go down with a few days of rest, seek the help of a professional.

What is venous insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency results when your veins are unable to effectively pump the blood from your lower limbs back to your heart. It causes the blood to pool in your lower legs and leads to varicose veins, spider veins, and the symptoms they create, including leg pain and swelling.

This pooling blood puts pressure on your veins, weakening the vein walls. Eventually, blood may seep from the veins, causing dark pigmentation, eczema, or skin ulcers.

How can I reduce leg swelling?

To try to reduce your leg swelling, Dr. Juleff recommends:
  • Exercising your legs
  • Wearing support stockings
  • Elevating your legs
  • Eating a low-sodium diet
  • Moving around throughout the day
  • Avoiding restrictive garments on your legs
  • Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight

What treatments can help with leg swelling?

The root cause of your leg swelling determines the course of treatment Dr. Juleff recommends. If the swelling is due to venous insufficiency or another vein issue, he may suggest an endovenous ablation. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to destroy your vein, causing it to collapse on itself, reducing swelling and inflammation.

The blood that once traveled through the troublesome vein naturally reroutes, and your varicose veins and leg swelling should decrease.

If you’re bothered by leg swelling and you think it’s related to a vein issue, contact Hawaii’s top vein specialist, Dr. Juleff. Call one of the Vein Clinics of Hawaii’s seven locations today to schedule your initial consultation or go online to book your appointment.

*Individual results may vary.


Leg Swelling

Radio Frequency Ablation

Varicose Veins

Facial and Body Rejuvenation

Spider Veins and Scierotherapy

Venous Insufficiency

Laser Hair Reduction

Tattoo Removal


Dr. Juleff and the Vein Clinics of Hawaii provide a wide arrange of services that include, but are not limited to:

          -Endovenous laser ablation
          -ClosureFast: Endovenous Radio-frequency ablation
          – VenaSeal: Endovenous Biologic Adhesive Closure
          – Clarivein: Endovenous Mechanico-Chemical Closure
          – Varithena: Endovenous Chemical Closure
          – Ambulatory Microphlebectomy
          – Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
          – Cosmetic Sclerotherapy

For any questions or concerns regarding conditions and treatments, please feel free to contact our office to speak to a member of our friendly staff.