The many forms of vein pain…
Varicose veins are often perceived as mostly a cosmetic condition, but in fact veins that become varicose can very often be accompanied with significant pain and discomfort.
Pain from varicose veins can be mild to extremely painful depending on how severe the condition has become. It is important to know that while rare, varicose veins do pose a potential risk of serious complications. If left untreated varicose veins can lead to blood clots, rashes, and leg wounds.
Common Types of Vein Pain
At our Texas vein center- the most common types of varicose veins pain complaints we hear include:
- Leg cramps at night
- Skin tightness and a “creeping sensation” on the legs
- Dull aching in the legs, especially the calves.
- Throbbing pain in the legs
- Sharp pain when standing or moving suddenly
- Itchy skin, which is usually accompanied by dry skin (usually caused because of poor circulation to skin surface due to blood back-flow blockage
- Swelling of legs and leg tissues (caused by leakage of back up blood fluids through vein walls into surrounding tissues)
- Complaints of heaviness in the legs, or legs feeling tired.
- A combinations of any of the above symptoms- with the varicose vein pain starting usually as minor and becoming progressively more uncomfortable.
Immediate Relief for Varicose Vein Pain
Some of the easiest and most immediate ways to alleviate varicose vein pain include elevating the legs when sitting or lying down, massaging the affected area, wearing compression hose, or taking a warm bath. Taking over the counter anti-inflammatories can also help reduce varicose vein pain. (Be sure to check with your doctor first)
Varicose Veins Pain –Treatments to Eliminate Vein Pain
Today there are several ways to deal with varicose veins pain. New non-invasive techniques like the VNUS Closure procedure allow us to treat varicose veins at the source. The VNUS procedure or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) allows doctors to safely seal off the diseased veins by inserting a cathether into the vein, and heating it up causing the vein to close and the blood to re-route through healthy veins.
At the Vein Clinic of Texas, we offer free varicose vein screenings where we review your medical history, and examine your legs to determine if there are larger medical issues that might be causing the condition. In many cases, varicose vein treatment is covered by insurance because of the risk factors of not treating varicose veins.
Live in the Dallas area and have questions about varicose veins? Call the Vein Clinic of Texas today to schedule your free varicose vein screening! 214-544-6019