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What Treatments Can Help Alleviate Varicose Vein Pain?

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What Treatments Can Help Alleviate Varicose Vein Pain?

For many people, the primary concern of varicose veins is cosmetic — those bulging blue lines on legs or arms can be embarrassing and difficult to cover up, especially during warmer months when shorts and tank tops come out of storage.

But for others, varicose veins may lead to more serious issues such as leg swelling, skin discoloration, deep vein thrombosis, and ulcers. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help reduce symptoms and improve appearance.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins occur when veins become enlarged and lose their elasticity, resulting in bulging, winding veins often seen on people's legs. These veins are typically weakened by compromised walls and valves, which prevent blood from flowing back toward the heart.

Other causes can include genetics, pregnancy, old age, weight gain, and standing for extended periods of time.

When Should Treatment Be Considered?

Varicose veins may not always need treatment; however, if you are experiencing the following symptoms, it is recommended that you speak to your doctor about your options:

  • Long-term swelling
  • Skin discoloration
  • Rashes
  • Burning, aching, or heavy-feeling sensation in the affected area

Treating Varicose Veins with Varithena

St. John's Health offers patients with severe varicose veins symptoms the opportunity to seek treatment with Varithena. This procedure is a safe and effective treatment option that can help reduce symptoms such as aching, cramps, heaviness, or swelling.

Varithena is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves the injection of a microfoam designed to target and close the affected veins. This causes blood flow to redirect to healthier veins.

Begin Treatment Today

Varicose veins can cause extreme discomfort and have the potential to lead to more serious conditions if left untreated. If you believe you may be a candidate for Varithena treatment, contact St. John's Health to schedule a consultation with our team today!