Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are those that have become swollen or twisted.  In some cases, they are even painful.  Varicose veins are veins that have filled with an abnormal amount of blood.

Some symptoms of Varicose Vein Disease

  • Heaviness or aching feeling in the legs (in some cases, beyond a feeling of heaviness, it may actually be painful).
  • Enlarged, visible veins
  • Mildly swollen ankles
  • Discoloration of the skin at the ankles (generally brown discoloration)
  • Development of skin ulcers near the ankles (most often only a symptom in severe cases)

Causes of Varicose Veins

Normal veins work in such a way that the valves in the vein move the blood to and from the heart.  However, when these valves do not function properly, blood pools in the vein.  This leads to enlarged veins and the beginning stages of Varicose Vein Disease.

If you’re dealing with any of the following, Call US Today

  • Painful varicose veins
  • Varicose veins that are not improving (or are getting worse) with self-treatment, such as avoiding excessive standing & keeping the legs elevated
  • Vein complication(s) such as swelling, fever, redness of the leg, leg ulcers or a sudden increase in pain