Varicose veins in particular may cause aching or cramping in the legs. The affected area may throb, burn, feel heavy and uncomfortable. Severely inflamed veins can be tender to the touch and may reduce circulation, leading to itchy, swollen ankles. They can also produce chronic skin and tissue changes such as discoloration, eczema, scarring and ulceration of the skin. This may contribute to ulcers forming, especially near the ankles. If left untreated varicose veins can also lead to the formation of painful blood clots.
Many people suffering from spider veins and varicose veins feel self-conscious about their legs and this can affect their daily lifestyle, as they tend to avoid sporting activities, stop wearing shorts or skirts and avoid the beach completely. They ultimately suffer in silence, not knowing what to do or feel that it is a cosmetic concern that only “vain” people care about.
At Doctor Vein, we are here to tell you that you are not alone. More importantly, varicose veins are not only a cosmetic concern, but when left untreated can cause intense pain, lead to skin discoloration and scarring and eventually can lead to the formation of serious ulcers on the leg and blood clots.
Early treatment prevents this all together and at Doctor Vein we use the latest non-surgical methods to treat varicose veins and spider veins.
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