Why Treat Veins?

Symptoms

Varicose veins are a frequent cause of leg symptoms. Spider veins alone will rarely cause severe symptoms other than localized itching and burning, but sometimes spider veins of the legs can be associated with underlying varicose veins that are not visible at the surface. Varicose vein symptoms can be resolved or relieved with treatments such as endovenous laser treatment (ELT) and sclerotherapy. Leg symptoms and signs commonly associated with visible or non-visible varicose veins include:

  • Pain, Throbbing, or Cramping
  • Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Itching and Burning
  • Swelling of the Ankles and Legs
  • Heaviness
  • Restlessness (Restless Legs Syndrome)
  • Swelling or Edema of the Ankles and Legs

Complications

Varicose vein treatment can speed the recovery of skin complications related to varicose veins and venous insufficiency. The complications of varicose vein disease include:

  • Phlebitis or Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis (blood clots)
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Venous Dermatitis
  • Spontaneous Phleborrhagia (bleeding from a vein with minimal or no trauma)

Cosmetic

Many spider veins, and some varicose veins, have no associated symptoms or complications. Despite that, unsightly spider and varicose veins prevent many people from participating in activities they would otherwise enjoy. With sclerotherapy or Veinwave™ treatments, you can be rid of embarrassing veins on the legs, face, or other areas of the body. The visual appearance of these abnormal veins can include:

  • Large and Ropey Appearing Varicose Veins
  • Prominent Blue-Green Reticular Veins
  • Isolated or Patches of Prominent Red, Dark Red, or Dark Purple Smaller Veins
  • Skin Discoloration from Venous Insufficiency or Long-Standing Varicose Veins

 

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Tennessee Vein Center
431 Marilyn Lane
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 233-5858

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