7800 Providence Road, Suite 209 | Charlotte, NC 28226 | (704) 544-7535

Varicose Veins

Symptoms

Increased pressure within the leg veins associated with chronic venous insufficiency may result in a variety of symptoms including heaviness, tiredness, aching, itching, or pain.

Swelling in the lower part of the leg or the ankle is common. Symptoms can occur in one or both legs.

Spider veins and varicose veins can be asymptomatic, but may result in symptoms of burning, tingling, itching or localized discomfort. In addition spider veins and varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern to many patients.

Leg symptoms secondary to venous insufficiency are generally exacerbated by prolonged standing (or sitting), and are relieved by elevation of the leg(s).

In advanced cases of venous insufficiency the skin around the ankle may become stained a brown color, or may develop progressive leathery thickening. In severe cases wounds or ulcers can also occur.

Varicose Veins
Dilated visible veins that are close to the skin surface are commonly referred to as varicose veins. Click to learn more
Diagnostic Workup
The majority of varicose veins problems can successfully be evaluated with non-invasive ultrasound testing. Click to learn more
Treatment
Varicose veins can be treated with low-risk, highly successful and minimally invasive treatment options. Click to learn more