Did you know that veins can hurt? Even though they are under the surface of your skin and not a place that people commonly think of as painful, veins cause pain for lots of people, and painful veins in patients often point to venous insufficiency as the root cause.

What is Venous Insufficiency?

Put simply, the answer is this – venous insufficiency is caused when blood cannot flow properly through veins, whether it is caused by blood clots, varicose veins, or other venous disorders.

Venous insufficiency takes place when blood’s usual path is blocked in some manner, whether it is held up by a clot or the flow is reversed because of damaged valves. In the case of varicose veins, venous insufficiency leads to blood pooling and stretching out veins, leading to pain, damage, and other varicose vein symptoms.

Common Varicose Vein Symptoms

How can you know if you have varicose veins? As we have discussed, painful veins are a good indicator that there is something wrong. If your leg veins burn, hurt, or throb, you may have varicose veins.

Other varicose vein symptoms to look for include visible swelling and twisting of veins, leg cramps, and soreness in the limbs. It may not be just your veins that are swollen – varicose vein symptoms include swelling ankles and feet after a patient stands for a period of time.

Overall, if you are dealing with discomfort and it seems to be related to your veins, bring your concerns about painful veins to a vein specialist.

How to Address Painful Veins

A vein expert can make those painful veins history. If you are experiencing varicose vein symptoms it is a good idea to get checked out by medical professionals who can evaluate your situation and give you a few treatment options.

Historically people with venous insufficiency often had to go through painful, time consuming procedures, but these days, options like sclerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation treatment are done in-office, quickly and practically painlessly. These minimally invasive procedures will allow you to be up and active in a short amount of time, returning to your everyday life without the pain, discomfort, and cosmetic issues associated with varicose veins and other forms of venous insufficiency.

There is no good reason for you to live with painful veins!


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