Varicose Vein Treatments and Info

Varicose from the Latin word varius describes veins that have varied or differing qualities from healthy veins. Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and misshapen ultimately effecting the veins’ ability to function properly..

Can Treating Varicose Veins Help Spider Veins Too?

Symptoms of Varicose Veins Spider Veins

Often spider veins can be a sign of venous insuffiency and reflux in the larger veins towards the surface of the skin known as superficial veins or perforators (veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins).

Varicose veins are often symptomatic and, when they are bulging, a rope like appearance can be noted.

Symptoms include: swelling, redness, aching, heaviness, inability to exercise, pain or tenderness along the vein, itching, burning, restless legs, changes in skin, and decreased sensation of touch.

Back to Common Questions and Answers About Pittsburgh Vein Specilists Varicose Vein Treatments

Make an Appointment