The number of LA patients looking for an effective method to eliminate discomfort and pain resulting from varicose and spider veins seems to be on the rise. Foam scleropathy for spider veins in Los Angeles is among the most sought-after types of treatment. To understand whether this is the optimal treatment for you and whether you meet the criteria in the first place, we first have to look into the nature of this venous disease and its symptoms.

Who is most likely to suffer from spider and varicose veins?

The older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from the condition. Likewise, women are much more likely to be affected than men. 

What is varicose vein pain like? 

What is varicose vein pain likeVaricose vein pain is distinctive. It can best be described as aching and cramping in the legs. Its intensity varies on the severity of the patient’s condition and their lifestyle, but the pain from varicose veins is most prominent at night and the end of the day. Other symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Heaviness
  • Restlessness
  • Throbbing
  • Tingling
  • Itching
  • Swelling.

Do spider veins hurt?

Spider veins do not normally cause pain. Although damaged, they are not likely to cause any real harm. Still, you might want to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Although harmless, they could have a considerable impact on your self-esteem as they tend to be quite noticeable. 

Spider veins can be blue, red or purple. They typically resemble a web or branches, but, despite their name, they can also appear in the more simple form of thin lines.

Why is my varicose vein hurting? 

Pain from varicose veins is the result of an increase of pressure in the veins. For instance, if you have a sedentary lifestyle or have to stand for longer periods of time, you are likely to feel a more intense pain more often. 

To ease the discomfort caused by varicose veins, you should keep the legs elevated whenever you get a chance. That way you can decrease the pressure in the legs and temporarily relieve the pain and discomfort. 

Schedule an appointment with your vein specialist to ask about long-term solutions and recommended types of treatment.

Can varicose veins burst?

As with any other condition, there is a risk of complications. As intimidating as it may sound, spontaneous bleeding and rupture can happen if varicose veins are left untreated. The sooner you consult a vein specialist and commence treatment of your varicose and spider veins, the better. That way, you can eliminate the risk of serious complications such as having your varicose veins burst.

What does foam sclerotherapy include?

Foam sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure. Thin needles are used to inject a sclerosant called Varithena®. It is a brand name for polidocanol injectable foam, a drug which causes affected veins to shrink and close. The blood flow in the surrounding healthy veins is soon restored. 

Is it safe for me to undergo foam sclerotherapy?

Only a vein specialist can determine whether you are eligible for foam sclerotherapy. You will have to undergo a detailed physical examination and medical history check beforehand.

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Why is my varicose vein hurting

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