Numbness In Legs Specialist

South Charlotte General and Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgeon located in Charlotte, NC

While numbness in your limbs is usually attributed to a problem with your nerves, circulation issues can also create numbing, especially where your legs are concerned. If you’re experiencing numbness in your legs with no discernible cause, schedule a visit with Dr. James Antezana, a vascular surgeon at South Charlotte General and Vascular Surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina, to get checked out. You can call or book an appointment online.

Numbness in Legs Q & A

South Charlotte General and Vascular Surgery

What causes leg numbness?

If you’ve ruled out problems related to nerve compression, look to your circulatory system as a potential cause of numbness or tingling in your legs. A common circulatory problem is peripheral artery disease (PAD), and one of the chief complaints is leg numbness. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Antezana has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating the condition, and early detection is key.

What is PAD?

Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is caused by clogged arteries, usually in your legs. Blockages arise when fatty deposits build up and form plaque along the inside of your arterial walls, reducing blood flow.

There are several reasons why you may be at risk for developing PAD, including:

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Obesity

Outside of these issues, it’s sometimes simple genetics that makes you more susceptible to PAD.

How is leg numbness treated?

If you experience frequent numbness or tingling in your legs, you can do several things to address the condition both immediately and long-term. While your leg is numb, you may try a combination of the following to regain sensation:

  • Massage or wiggle your leg
  • Walk around
  • Lower your legs to promote blood flow

To treat chronic leg numbness in the long-term, Dr. Antezana turns to several treatments, such as:

  • Minimally invasive procedures to open your arteries
  • Medications to increase blood flow or prevent buildup in your arteries
  • Ultrasound or laser therapies
  • Exercise and lifestyle recommendations

Dr. Antezana performs most of the minimally invasive procedures in his office, and you’re usually able to move about freely afterward.

To determine which treatment is best for you, Dr. Antezana reviews your case and recommends a plan to meet your goals. To get started on regaining the full function of your legs, call to set up a consultation with Dr. Antezana or book an appointment online.