Varicose veins are enlarged veins that may become gnarled and twisted over time. The valves in these veins stop working properly which interferes with normal blood flow and results in the pooling of blood inside the veins. The condition is most commonly found in the legs, where blood flow has to work against gravity to move back up to the heart. However, varicose veins can occur in other areas of the body as well.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins appear as enlarged veins, or networks of veins, under the surface of the skin. Veins may appear to twist and protrude, creating bumps and ridges on the surface of the leg. In many cases, varicose veins appear without any accompanying symptoms, creating nothing more than a cosmetic concern. However, many patients do experience uncomfortable symptoms of varicose veins, including:
Heaviness or achiness in the affected leg
Swelling of the extremity
Itchy skin in the area of the affected vein
Changes to the skin, including color changes, thinning and scaling
Appearance of skin ulcers around the ankle area
In most cases, varicose veins do not pose a serious medical concern. However, rare instances may progress to more severe problems like skin ulcers and the formation of blood clots – a condition known deep vein thrombosis. Patients with these developments require prompt medical attention to minimize risk of a dangerous, and even life-threatening, situation.
Treatment of Varicose Veins
The good news is that varicose veins can be effectively treated to eliminate their appearance and painful symptoms. There are many options in varicose vein treatments, from traditional sclerotherapy to ablation involving radiofrequency waves. If you are ready to say goodbye to those unsightly veins, or if you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms from your condition, contact Specialty Vein Care today to learn more about your choices in effective varicose vein treatment.
Vein conditions affect more than 30 million people in the United States today. Conditions range from spider veins that are little more than a cosmetic concern, to large, bulging varicose veins and skin sores caused by severe venous insufficiency. Affecting both men and women, successful treatment of vein conditions depends on an accurate diagnosis of the problem and recommendation for the best treatment option. At Specialty Vein Care, we offer the latest diagnostic tools to make a thorough evaluation of your vein condition, as well as a variety of treatment options that are customized for each patient’s specific needs.
Treating vein conditions is a complex process that requires accurate diagnosis of the condition and a
variety of options that are customized to each individual patient. At Specialty Vein Care, we provide
a wide range of treatment options, including sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy. Our
team works with each patient to offer a comfortable setting and the latest technology in vein treatment to
produce the best possible results.
Treatment for vein conditions can cause anxiety and uncertainty for some patients. At Specialty Vein Care,
we understand that patients are not always comfortable with the idea of seeking treatment for vein disease
and varicose veins. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the patient, with education about
our various procedures, online forms for easy registration, and information about insurance plans and coverage.
Each patient that comes to Specialty Vein Care receives the highest quality of care in a comfortable office setting.