Varicose veins are a disease that develops when a vein valve fails. They swell and become enlarged, often turning dark purple and taking on a bulging appearance. Since veins carry blood towards your heart, a failing vein means that you can develop problems in your extremities. However, varicose veins don’t always produce visible signs. In these instances, the varicose veins are deep inside of your body, making it impossible to see them. Because of this, you might start to experience discomfort, or even pain, in the area where the varicose veins are localized. Since they’re most commonly found in your lower body, that means that yes, varicose veins can cause calf pain.
For the treatment of spider veins, which are the clusters of tiny red and/or blue vessels that are actually present on the skin surface, we have two different approaches-surface laser and injections.
Over the last decade treatment for varicose vein disease has made significant advancements. These advancements have improved efficacy rates and recovery time, reduced pain as a result of the procedure and allowed patients to seek treatment in the comfort of an out patient clinic setting. While there are a few very common procedures offered these days, one of the most popular forms of varicose vein treatment is known as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT).
Recently we had the privilege of attending the American Venous Forum in sunny Palm Springs, CA. This was our first visit to the AVF and we had the opportunity to learn quite a bit. Here are a few key takeaways from what we learned at the conference:
Varicose veins. The benefits of getting the right Treatment.
Treatments for varicose vein disease have dramatically changed over the last ten years, with advancements intechnology increasing the success rates to nearly 100% and reducing the procedure time to under an hour. While there are many noticeable benefits to seeking proper vein treatment from a certified venous and lymphatic specialist, including an immediate restoration of blood circulation - redirecting blood into properly function veins - some of the biggest benefits come with a little patience and trust in your physician.