Can Varicose Veins Cause Pain? Common Symptoms of Vein Disease

June 20, 2019
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Can Varicose Veins Cause Pain?

Can you see large rope-like knots of veins on the surface of the skin? If so, that means you currently have varicose veins.

Varicose veins and spider veins — two similar but slightly different conditions — occur as a result of vein disease. However, of the two, varicose veins carry some of the more serious consequences.

Now, you must be wondering, can varicose veins cause pain?

The short answer is: Yes.

Varicose Veins can cause pain and discomfort either standing or sitting. They are a result of venous insufficiency — a potentially dangerous vein disease — and can cause a lot of harm if left untreated.

The best way to cure varicose veins is to see a vein doctor in New York or vein doctor in New Jersey. Here, at Vein Treatment Clinic, we offer the most advanced treatment options to cure varicose veins and make them go away.

In this article, we will discuss some of the common symptoms of varicose veins and how you can get rid of varicose veins

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are a large swollen blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin. They often bulge out of the skin and appear dark purple, blue, or red in color. Varicose veins are most commonly found in legs, but they can also appear in the inner thighs, buttocks, and lower pelvic areas. Unlike healthy veins, which usually run in a relatively straight line, varicose veins usually follow a twisting, turning, path.

Difference between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

People often get spider veins confused with varicose veins. However, the two are slightly different. Spider Veins differ from Varicose Veins in the following ways:

  • Spider veins are visible on the surface of the skin but they don’t bulge out.
  • They take the appearance of spider webs or tree branches.
  • They are red in color.
  • Usually formed in the legs or face.
  • Spider veins are usually not as painful as varicose veins. They can be a symptom of vein disease, which makes treatment essential. But they don’t directly lead to serious medical conditions like skin ulcers and bleeding.
  • Varicose veins are a lot more painful and dangerous than spider veins.

Causes and Symptoms of Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency

Venous Insufficiency: The Cause of Varicose Veins

Vein disease, known to doctors as Venous Insufficiency, is the primary cause of varicose veins.

Venous Insufficiency occurs when your veins stop functioning correctly. The valves in your veins act as one-way doors from which blood rises up to your heart instead of flowing back down to the feet. However, if these vein valves malfunction, the blood flows back and the veins in the lower legs are flooded with blood. Over time, pressure builds up in these veins and leads to the formation of varicose veins and spider veins on the surface of the skin.

Venous Insufficiency itself causes pain, with or without visible veins. The pain from venous insufficiency is frequently described as a dull ache, or a sensation of heaviness in the legs. This discomfort is usually worse at the end of the day, especially if you have spent the day sitting at a desk or standing. Exercise may help this discomfort, because exercising squeezes the calf muscles, helping push blood up to the heart. You may experience cramping in your legs, or restless leg syndrome due to venous insufficiency. Many people think pain from vein disease is part of the normal aging process, rather than a condition that can be treated.

Can Varicose Veins cause Pain? Symptoms and Consequences of Untreated Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins can cause pain and lead to a number of other medical conditions as well. The following are some of the major complications of untreated varicose veins and venous insufficiency.

  • Swelling: Your legs can start swelling due to the pooling of blood in your vein walls. This can cause both pain and discomfort.
  • Skin Ulcer: As the swelling grows, your skin is less likely to heal from small injuries. This can lead to non-healing skin ulcers.
  • Infection: When the tissues are stretched out from the swelling, they are less capable of defending against bacteria. As such, the bacteria from our skin can get into the body and cause a skin infection called cellulitis.
  • Bleeding: Since a lot of blood is collected in a single vein and the skin is sensitive due to swelling, even minor injuries will lead to considerable bleeding.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: Sometimes, blood clots may form within the varicose veins. This leads to a serious medical condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis. If the blood clot breaks and is carried to the lungs, it can lead to a potentially fatal medical condition called Pulmonary Embolism.

As you can see, not only can varicose veins cause pain, they can even be potentially fatal if left untreated.

How to Cure Varicose Veins?

Varicose Veins need to be taken seriously for all the previously mentioned reasons. If you notice any of the symptoms of varicose veins, consult your local vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ.

Here, at Vein Treatment Clinic, we have successfully treated numerous patients in advanced stages of venous insufficiency and varicose veins. You can consult our doctors for a detailed recommendation — one that is tailored for your specific case — on how to cure varicose veins.

Temporary Solution: Home Remedy for Varicose Veins

Before you read any further, you need to know that home remedies CANNOT cure varicose veins. You might find a lot of misleading solutions online, but it is necessary to see a professional vein doctor to treat varicose veins.

Having said that, the following are some home remedies that can at least lessen the symptoms of varicose veins temporarily.

  • Compression Stockings: They are stockings that apply pressure on your blood vessels, encouraging healthy blood flow. While they might slightly control the situation, they cannot cure varicose veins completely. Furthermore, you should consult your local vein doctor to be fitted for compression stockings.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise can help with healthy blood flow from the legs. However, this is more of a preventative measure. If you already have varicose veins, exercising more won’t have much of an impact.

Permanent Solution: Contacting a Vein Doctor, i.e., a Phlebologist

The only permanent solution to varicose veins is to consult a reputable vein doctor, called a Phlebologist, and come up with a treatment plan.

At Vein Treatment Clinic, we have a number of certified Ivy-league doctors that can carefully examine your symptoms and cure your varicose veins with minimally invasive treatments. We work along with VIP Medical Group and have a spotless track record for successfully curing all our patients’ varicose veins.

However, a specific treatment plan for varicose veins can only be determined after close inspection of the affected veins. So it’s important that you go to your neighboring vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ and consult them today.

Meet our certified diplomate team

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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