Varicose vein symptoms:
Aside from the visually-unattractive veins, rope-like, knotty, purple or blue-burst masses, patients with varicose veins may also experience one or more of the following leg symptoms:
- Pain or cramping feeling
- Heaviness or tiredness
- Burning or tingling sensations
- Itching sensation
- Swelling or throbbing
- Tender areas around the veins
Proper diagnosis is key! Because the development of varicose veins is usually progressive, early diagnosis and treatment is important. While there is no way to reverse these symptoms and turn a varicose vein back into a healthy vein, there is a treatment to redirect the blood flow, thereby relieving the problems associated with varicose veins.
If your legs feel heavy or tired, if your feet or ankles are swollen or numb, or if you have bulging, unattractive surface veins, it is time to seek help from Circulatory Centers.
Spider vein symptoms:
Treatment of spider veins is not merely cosmetic. If left untreated, spider veins, characterized by these symptoms, may lead to a more serious venous condition.
- Very visible red , blue, or purple veins
- About the width of a hair
- Short burst-like patterns
- Sunburst patterns
- Appearance of spider web or tree branches
- Light or dark patches
- Covering small area or covering an entire leg
Spider veins, while not preventable, are easily and effectively treated by sclerotherapy injections. Patients may expect a 90% chance for a greatly improved appearance.
Venous ulcer symptoms:
Venous leg ulcers are a serious problem that could indicate venous disease and vascular issues.
- Non-healing sore in the skin
- Most commonly occur between the knee and the foot
- Sometimes painful, and but may be painless
- Swelling, thickening, or damage to the skin
This venous inflammation is characterized by tenderness or redness along the course of the vein, sometimes coupled with one or more of these symptoms.
- Swelling of the veins
- Swelling, redness or tightness of skin around the vein
- Burning or uncomfortable feeling around the vein
Begin with proper diagnosis!
At Circulatory Centers, we perform an extensive history and physical exam along with a real-time venous ultrasound of the legs for all of our patients prior to treatment. This painless procedure identifies problem veins and gives our medical staff a detailed road map of their veins, and this is extremely important in formulating an individualized treatment plan. Depending on the locations and size of the problem veins, most patients will be treated with a series of injections (compression sclerotherapy) to eradicate their problem veins.
Don’t delay. Call Circulatory Centers at 1-800-526-3082 to schedule your free vein consultation today. You’ll be on your way to more beautiful and healthier legs in no time!