It comes as no surprise that there is a constant demand for sclerotherapy in Los Angeles among patients affected by varicose veins. The condition can have a long-term impact on the patient, reducing their quality of life to a considerable extent and in more ways than one. Contrary to popular belief, this steady demand for foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins in Los Angeles has little to do with vanity, and everything to do with pain relief. 

So what is the most effective way to deal with pain from varicose veins? Read on.

Can varicose veins cause pain at night?

How do you sleep with varicose veinsFor the lucky few, varicose veins may represent no more than a mere cosmetic concern. For others, on the other hand, the condition comes with a wide range of symptoms that may vary from mildly unpleasant to absolutely unbearable and might happen any time of day or night:

  • Itchiness
  • Aching
  • Cramping
  • Throbbing
  • Heaviness and fatigue
  • Swelling
  • Sore and/or irritated skin
  • Sleep disturbance.

To make matters worse, the symptoms could actually get worse during the night. As if a restless, sleepless night weren’t enough, you’d have to endure hours of discomfort, aching and pain. There is even science-backed evidence that there is a link between varicose veins and Restless Leg Syndrome, i.e., that venous disease is causing RLS. 

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

As the name implies, Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS causes the patient to feel an irresistible urge to move their legs. In fact, the legs move constantly throughout the night, all on their own. 

The syndrome can greatly lower the patient’s quality of life. Aside from sleep deprivation and impediment, the syndrome could result in secondary health conditions and stress.  

How do you sleep with varicose veins?

Obviously, this is a question you would only ask if your varicose veins are causing you discomfort. At the end of a long, hard day, you will have spent hours and hours sitting or standing. At that point, the damage has been done, and even keeping your legs elevated will prove ineffective in providing pain relief.  

And sure enough, as exhausted as you may be, the familiar needles-and-pins sensation could keep you up all night long. As a result, you cannot fall asleep, let alone get a good night’s rest.

What can you do about it?

Can varicose veins cause pain at nightIt goes without saying that nothing is remotely as effective as consulting a highly qualified vein specialist with a long track record in providing varicose vein treatment. Still, there are steps you can take so as to reap certain short-term and long-term benefits and alleviate symptoms to an extent. 

For one thing, it might be time to start making lifestyle changes to alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins. For instance:

  • Giving up or cutting down on caffeine, alcohol and tobacco
  • Adopting a healthier diet 
  • Staying hydrated throughout the day
  • Exercising on a regular basis (doing yoga for instance).

When in position to catch a break during the day or at night when you head to bed, you can also try the following:

  • Performing mild exercises to boost blood circulation
  • Stretching to prevent muscle stiffness
  • Elevating your legs.

Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins in Los Angeles: cosmetic enhancement & pain relief

Even if they do not indicate any serious underlying health issues or cause any discomfort, varicose veins are unsightly at the very least. The condition is virtually guaranteed to make you feel self-conscious and lose your self-esteem. 

Reach out to the renowned Dr Ivan Brooks and his team here at the Beverly Hills Vein Institute in Beverly Hills. After consultation and a physical examination, you will receive a recommendation of an optimal, advanced form of treatment. Allow us to guide you on your road to recovery. With us by your side, a better future awaits.