Most of us have a genetic predisposition to developing vein disease, which means we have a family history of varicose veins or other vein diseases. Other causes of varicose veins include:
- Gender (women are affected more than men)
- Injury or other trauma to the leg
Symptoms of varicose veins occur mainly in your legs or ankles and can include:
- Fatigue or heaviness in the legs
- Swelling in the legs or ankles
- Throbbing pains
- Sores or open wounds
- Restlessness in the legs
- Discoloration or strange texture of the skin
- Difficulty becoming comfortable
Eating healthy, maintaining a healthy body weight, avoiding sitting and standing for long periods of time and staying away from tobacco are some of the best ways to avoid or lessen your symptoms.
Before we consider any kind of treatment, you will be screened to make sure we completely understand your symptoms. From there, our team of experts will perform ultrasound vein mapping, so we can see exactly where the problem veins are located. If treatment is needed, we combine our years of experience with the latest cutting-edge technology to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients – all with minimal discomfort, little downtime and no scarring. Gone are the old-school treatments of vein stripping and open surgery. In fact, our procedures are so much simpler that most patients typically return to their normal activities the same day.