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Why You Get Varicose Vein Pain (And What to Do About It)

Posted on May 21, 2024

When you have varicose veins in the legs, symptoms can include heaviness, aches or pain. But what causes this vein disease? Why is pain on the characteristic symptoms? And how can our Georgia vein specialists hell you find relief? Here's what you need to know.

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Understanding varicose veins

When you have varicose veins, that means enlarged have become visible beneath the surface of the skin because of enlargement and swelling. And that swelling is caused by pooling blood that collects in the area due to vein damage that presents it from flowing freely.

But what causes that kind of damage? Varicose vein risk factors include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Advanced age
  • Extended periods of sitting or standing
  • Injury
  • Family members with varicose veins

With varicose veins, you can experience leg heaviness, itching and burning, along with varicose vein pain. And, below, you'll discover why this form of vein disease causes discomfort.

What causes varicose vein pain?

When blood collects in the leg veins, that causes a build up of pressure that can be uncomfortable. For some, it feels like heaviness, cramps or throbbing pain. But for all symptoms, that pressure building in the veins. And, to relieve that discomfort, you’ll have to seek treatment from our Georgia vein specialists.

Treatment options for varicose veins

Before relieving varicose vein pain, we confirm the exact cause of your symptoms via diagnostic ultrasound, since many types of vein disease can cause similar symptoms. Once we provide you with an accurate diagnose, we can also craft a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy – an outpatient varicose vein treatment that involves injected medication.
  • Radiofrequency ablation – performed after doctors insert a catheter into an abnormal vein, this procedure uses heat energy that permanently closes the vein, redirecting blood flow to healthier veins.  
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy (removal of varicose veins) – this surgical procedure is still a minimally invasive treatment option because it uses several tiny incisions to access and remove the vein, allowing patients to walk immediately after the procedure's conclusion.  

Varicose vein pain relief in Georgia

Are you suffering with painful vein disease symptoms? Come in for an evaluation as soon as possible, so you can begin treatment—and recovery. There's no need to spend another day living with discomfort in your legs. Instead, click here to request an appointment with our Georgia Endovascular vein specialists.

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