Venous Insufficiency Symptoms | Signs of Vein Disease

June 22, 2019
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Venous Insufficiency Symptoms | Signs of Vein Disease

Venous insufficiency, also known as vein disease, is a circulatory disorder of the legs. If you understand why vein disease occurs, you’ll gain a better understanding of why it causes certain symptoms, which include:

Leg Cramping  

Also known as “Charley horses”, when they occur in the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle, leg cramps can be a sign of venous insufficiency. Leg cramps are the result of one or more of your leg muscles suddenly contracting. Cramps lasting anywhere from a few minutes to as long as 24 hours and can be very uncomfortable. You’re more prone to receiving leg cramps if your dehydrated or taking certain medications, but venous insufficiency can increase your risk of cramps under any circumstances.

Restless legs

Venous insufficiency is a common cause of restless leg syndrome. Although it sounds benign, restless legs can interfere with sleep, work, and have a profound impact on quality of life.

Swelling in the Feet or Ankles 

Venous insufficiency can cause fluid retention and swelling in the feet and ankles. Also known as edema, this condition may be worse on one leg or similar on both. 

Burning

Itching or burning is common in venous insufficiency, particularly over areas of dense spider veins, also known as telangiactasias. This sensation is caused by compression on the nerves that receive sensation on the surface of the skin.

Heaviness 

A sensation of fatigue, or heaviness, is the most common symptom of venous insufficiency. The heaviness is due to the excess blood in the legs.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are larger, blue veins that lie slightly under the skin. Varicose veins may be torturous, or twisted, and may bulge outwards and appear knotted. 

Spider veins

Spider veins, also known as telangiactasias, are thin red or purple veins that lie just underneath the skin’s surface. They tend to form in clusters and have a spidery appearance. 

Skin Changes

Skin changes, known as stasis dermatitis, are a direct result of vein disease. Congested veins cause a small amount of blood cells to leak out of the vessels and stain the skin a reddish brown.

Ulcers

As a result of poor circulation, shallow wounds called ulcers can develop under areas of unhealthy veins. These wounds tend to heal slowly and cause significant discomfort.

What exactly is Venous Insufficiency?

Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart after the oxygen has been used by the body. The veins in the legs have a difficult job because they have to carry the blood up, against gravity. They do this using the help of one-way doors called valves that are scattered along the vein. The blood flows past a valve,and the valve closes, preventing the blood from falling back down towards your feet. Over time, the valves can deteriorate and blood leaks back downwards towards the feet.  This causes increased pressure in the veins that are full of excess blood. New spider and varicose veins may form on the surface of the skin and many people develop significant discomfort, including: 

All symptoms due to vein disease tend to get worse at the end of the day, with prolonged sitting or standing, and in the heat. Exercise usually causes partial or full relief since squeezing the calf muscles pushes blood up to the heart.

How a Vein Doctor Can Help You

While you may be able to spot symptoms of venous insufficiency, such as burning, itching or leg cramping, an expert vein doctor can help provide you with a proper diagnosis of your condition. So, it’s vital to receive an evaluation from a vein specialist. Here are some additional reasons you should be evaluated by a vein doctor:

 Complete evaluation

Your vein doctor will provide you with a full evaluation, using tools, such as a duplex ultrasound to check how well your blood is flowing in your legs. You can also expect your doctor to look at the veins in your leg while you are standing or sitting. This helps them to know if you have varicose veins and spider veins.

The Best Vein Treatment Options:   

Your vein doctor will also suggest a customized treatment plan for you. For instance, you can expect your vein doctor to discuss your treatment options and the efficacy of each treatment based on your condition. Since treatment can be based on how severe your condition is, your age, your medication tolerance level and the symptoms you personally experience, it’s important to discuss your treatment options with your physician.  Some of the most recent technologies employed to treat venous insufficiency include:

  1. Radiofrequency Ablation
  2. VenaSeal (Vein Glue)
  3. Sclerotherapy
  4. Laser Ablation

Final Thoughts

Determining whether or not you have venous insufficiency isn’t something you need to do on your own. You can take advantage of a professional team of vein doctors to get the job done such as the vein doctors at the Vein Treatment Center. From New York to New Jersey, you can leverage the expertise of vein doctors, such as Dr. Namrata Khimani, Dr. Caroline Novak, Dr. Juan Montoya, Dr. Michael Nguyen and Dr. Faisal Siddiqi. You can also take advantage of a high-quality team of board-certified doctors who have quality training from top U.S. medical schools and expertise in areas, such as venous medicine and interventional pain management.

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.
Read more >>

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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