While varicose veins may not cause any symptoms, they can deteriorate and cause painful complications like nonhealing ulcers. If you notice twisted dark purplish veins at the back of your legs, inform your doctor immediately. Whether you are looking to get rid of the unsightly veins or relieve the heavy and intense pain, you may benefit from the St. Louis varicose veins treatment at Midwest Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy.
How can you know that you have varicose veins?
Varicose veins are large twisted, swollen veins that occur at the back of your legs. They may be dark purple or blue and often develop near your skin’s surface. In most cases, you may notice and feel these unsightly veins as they protrude on your skin surface over time. In rare cases, you may develop varicosities, where you don’t see the twisted vein but experience the related symptoms.
In some cases, symptoms may not be obvious. Still, if the unsightly appearance of these veins repulses you, you can consult with the caring team at Midwest Institute for Non-surgical Therapy about the available treatment options. In other cases, you may experience a heavy or achy feeling in your legs, swelling, muscle cramping and burning in your legs, pain that worsens after prolonged periods of standing or sitting, itchiness around the affected veins, and a change in the skin color around the affected vein.
Spider veins are a smaller version of varicose veins, and they develop closer to your skin surface. These veins may also develop on your face, forming a spider web pattern that may interfere with your physical appearance.
What are the myths associated with varicose veins?
Despite being a common disorder, varicose veins attract certain misleading myths that may interfere with your decision to seek medical help. These unsightly veins may make you feel embarrassed and lower your self-esteem, making your social life miserable.
One of the misleading myths is that you can develop varicose veins by crossing your legs. Sometimes you may be sitting quietly, and just when you are about to cross your legs, a thought pops up in your mind that you should not avoid getting varicose veins. Crossing your legs does not remotely contribute to varicose.
These veins are due to blood pooling in your legs, causing your veins to enlarge and become swollen. Some people perceive varicose veins as a purely cosmetic issue. Varicose veins are indeed unsightly, and no one would like to have them. However, these veins may be a little more than a cosmetic concern. Varicose veins in overweight people increase their chances of developing life-threatening disorders like diabetes.
How can your provider treat varicose veins?
The Midwest Institute for Non-surgical Therapy specialists uses advanced diagnosis equipment and state-of-art treatment approaches that guarantee excellent results. After performing a vascular ultrasound to study and analyze your health condition, your provider may recommend several treatments, including ambulatory phlebectomy, VenaSeal, Sclerotherapy, and vein ablation. VenaSeal, Sclerotherapy, and vein ablation focus on sealing the affected veins and redirecting your blood flow through healthy blood vessels.
Whether varicose veins repulse you or you need relief from the painful symptoms, call the Midwest Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy to begin your treatment.