More often than not, patients seek treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic purposes. However, there are some important medical reasons to treat them as well. Let’s take a look at some of the most common medical reasons to treat varicose veins:
- Pain – Varicose veins can cause pain in some people. This can be especially apparent after sitting or standing for long periods of time.
- Muscle Cramps – Burning and cramping muscles – especially in the lower leg region – is not uncommon in people who have varicose veins.
- Itching – Some people experience annoying and irritating itching around their varicose veins.
- Bleeding – Some varicose veins – especially those close to the skin – burst open and bleed.
- Inflammation – This is another common issue with varicose veins.
- Serious Vascular Issues – Additional vascular problems may be present in people with varicose veins. If you notice any hardening of your veins, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Ulcers – Painful ulcers may form near varicose veins, especially near the ankle area.
- Blood clots – Although rare, blood clots are very serious and sometimes deadly. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice sudden swelling in either of your legs.
We often see patients who are unaware of the many medical problems caused by varicose veins. In many cases, patients attribute pain, cramping, ulcers, etc. to other conditions and are amazed when treating their veins alleviates some of the above medical issues. Our vascular specialists have decades of experience in treating varicose veins. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. Or, complete our online vein screening from the convenience and privacy of your home.