Most people just want to get rid of varicose veins because it looks bad on their leg and not necessarily because it hurts. However, for others, the condition comes as both a cosmetic crisis and physical discomfort around the affected area.
In rare cases the affected veins are not even visible and only the pain can be felt. It is advisable that you go for a checkup if the aching of your legs worsens with exposure to heat, standing or sitting even if there is no bulging on the skin.
Types of varicose veins cases
A case of varicose veins that causes pain, night cramps and numbness in the leg can greatly slow you at work and cause a major change in how you go about daily activities.
Worse yet, the symptoms intensify by day if you’re not treated and may worsen momentarily during menstruation, when you sit or stand and when the affected area is exposed to heat.
In some patients aching varicose veins can lead to a condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), where the affected leg becomes swollen and discolored as blood leaks from the veins and into surrounding tissue.
This may or may not be accompanied by pain.
Wearing compression socks and lying down with the affected leg elevated can alleviate the pain but only on a temporary basis. Permanent DYI solutions include losing weight and wearing compression socks over lengthy periods.
The problem with these solutions is that they may not always work for severe cases of varicose veins, and when they do, the conditions may come back again after some time. What’s more, the remedies may not work for you if you’re looking for an instant solution to your aching legs.
Varicose Veins Pain Relief
There are several vein treatments for aching varicose veins that are non-surgical, work fast and have short recovery times. They include:
- Venefit Targeted Endovenous Radiofrequency Therapy – This involves the use of heat to cause a scar inside the affected vein, causing it to close and forcing blood to use other healthy veins.
- Sclerotherapy – In this method, a special solution is injected into the vein to make it swell and ultimately collapse. The idea is to force blood to reroute, effectively killing the treated vein.
- VenaSeal – This is a form of sclerotherapy that uses an adhesive to shut the affected vein. The vein is bound to die as the adhesive cuts its only supply of blood.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy – In this mini-surgical procedure, the vein specialist ‘drains’ large bulging veins by making small incisions in the skin along the vein. It is a short procedure that physicians favor for its unparalleled cosmetic results.
Most procedures here basically alleviate your pain by doing away with the affected vein. It’s a good thing for your health as varicose veins do not grow back once removed. The treatments thus serve as a permanent solution to both the pain and the unpleasant bulging on your screen.
Get your varicose veins treated today
If your varicose veins hurt, schedule an appointment with Dr. Atur Kasha, one of the most accomplished vein specialists in El Paso, for an instant and permanent solution to your problem.