Have you ever felt like you had pulled a muscle in your lower calf about 5-10 minutes into a run? Maybe you have experienced pain, heaviness, aching, or swelling during or shortly after your runs. If you also have dark blue and purple veins that become curvy and bulge at the skin’s surface, your mysterious pain may be connected to varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency.
You know the feeling; the aching, burning, heavy feeling that makes standing and walking painful. You’re not sure when it started, but you know that it keeps getting worse. You’re to the point that you have to think twice about spending a day on the golf course – the place you go to relax and unwind.
Whether recovering from treatment, for prevention, or promoting efficient blood flow, wearing medical-grade compression stockings promotes healthy blood flow and reduces swelling, bruising, and soreness for people with varicose veins.
As a primary care, family practice, or internal medicine physician, you see a wide range of patients and symptoms. From young children to aging adults, you are charged with evaluating symptoms and providing guidance for acute and long-term treatments. Pain in the extremities, the legs in particular, is a common complaint. While it may be caused from a number of conditions, it is important to consider varicose veins and poor circulation.
After working hard to maintain good nutrition and exercise regularly, it can be quite frustrating to see blue and purple lines visible on your legs. To make matters worse, they may also appear lumpy on the skin’s surface. Despite your best efforts, they seem to become more and more noticeable as time goes on.