Varicose veins occur when valves within a vein are not working properly and interrupt blood from flowing back to the heart. These large, sometimes twisted, raised veins are usually found bulging from the leg’s surface. Varicose veins can be painful and ache, especially if you are standing for long periods of time. Sometimes varicose veins point to more serious circulatory problems or health issues.
Heredity, pregnancy, occupation and being overweight are among the causes of vein disorders. Not all varicose vein sufferers have visible signs of problems on the surface of the skin. The veins can be hidden deep within the leg. While some people experience no symptoms, others suffer from pain, swollen legs, discoloration, leg fatigue, burning and restless legs.
The primary treatments for varicose veins are radiofrequency ablation, phlebectomy, laser ablation and sclerotherapy – all of which are offered at Elite Vein Specialists. To discover which procedure is right for you or to see if you are possibly at risk for other circulatory problems, contact our medical team online
or by calling 912-283-2200
for a complimentary ultrasound screening.