The Importance of Varicose Vein Identification

These swollen, gnarled veins appear on the legs, ankles, and feet. They are commonly produced by a condition known as venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, which is when blood circulating through the lower limbs does not properly return to the heart and instead pools in the distended veins.

Risk factors involved with these veins can include gender, age, pregnancy, obesity, a family history of varicose veins, sedentary occupations, or a history of blood clots. The Vein Clinic recommends that you remove varicose veins, as they never subside without treatment and frequently progress and worsen over time.

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POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS

  • Swollen blood vessels
  • Skin discoloration
  • Bruising
  • Heavy legs
  • Itching
  • Swollen legs

Find Out More About Varicose Vein Treatments

The treatments that we offer depend on the patient and ultrasound findings. Long-segment veins may be treated through endovenous radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or medical adhesives.

Varicose veins are generally removed through micro-incisions of treated with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Non-procedural treatment often uses compression stockings, leg elevation, and the use of NSAIDs for pain.

“Work used to be tiring and my legs would ache and swell. Now I have more energy and no longer have pain and swelling in my legs after work.”

~ T. A. (The Vein Clinic Patient)