If your legs have recently started to feel tired and heavy all the time, don’t ignore it, because it could be varicose veins. While there are other conditions that could cause these symptoms, its best to check with your doctor and find out for sure. Varicose veins can affect almost anyone, so it’s helpful to know what are common symptoms of varicose veins.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged blood vessels that typically appear on the legs and feet. They may be blue or dark purple in color, and are usually visible through the skin.
What are symptoms of varicose veins?
Varicose veins often cause pain in the legs. The leg pain may vary from mild to severe, and is sometimes accompanied by hardness and discoloration. Varicose veins can also cause aching and throbbing in the legs, making the legs very uncomfortable.
Cramps, stiffness, and burning in the legs, as well as swelling in the feet and ankles, are also symptoms of varicose veins. Some people also experience itchiness in the area around the veins. However, not all cases of varicose veins are the same. Many men and women with varicose veins have no symptoms at all, and live for most of their life without any problems, but others have intense symptoms that worsen over time.
Symptoms of varicose veins should never be ignored, because the condition can lead to serious complications.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of varicose veins, don’t wait to seek medical help. Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Englewood, CO area, Colorado Skin & Vein is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.coloradoskinandvein.com, or by calling 303.683.3235.