Varicose veins are veins in the leg that become swollen and stretched. Veins can become varicose when the vein valves that control blood circulation become damaged or diseased, weaken and no longer do their job. Instead of blood moving toward the heart like it should, blood stays in place and pools in the vein(s) of the leg.
Approximately 40 million people suffer from varicose veins. While the majority are women, we provide the same exceptional care to both our male and female patients with the same successful results.
Varicose veins most often present with one or more of the following symptoms in your legs:
- Swelling or throbbing
- Pain or cramping
- Heaviness or tiredness
- Tingling or burning sensations
- Itching sensation
- Tenderness in spots around a vein
- Urge to move legs frequently to stop odd sensations