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Information about varicose veins, laser varicose vein treatment; and instructions before and after vein treatment.

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Do I Have Vein Disease?

How do I know if I have venous insufficiency?

You may have venous insufficiency if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Dull aching, heaviness, or cramping in legs
  • Itching and tingling
  • Pain that gets worse when standing
  • Pain that gets better when legs are raised
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Redness of the legs and ankles
  • Skin color changes around the ankles
  • Skin discoloration (bluing and browning of the skin)
  • Thickening and hardening of the skin on the legs and ankles
  • Sores or Ulcers on the legs and ankles
  • Restless legs

Do you feel better walking rather than standing?

Do you have sores or ulcers on your legs or near your ankles?

Do you have tender areas around your veins?


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t delay treatment because they can progress to more serious complications including blood clots, thrombosis, and skin ulcers.

It’s important to understand that what you see on the surface of your leg is not always representative of what is actually occurring beneath the surface. For example, spider veins that appear towards the bottom of your leg could be caused by veins towards the top of your leg that are hidden from view. This is why we use ultrasound technology to ensure that your vein diagnosis is accurate.

Over 80 million Americans suffer from vein problems which include spider veins, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers. Although women are affected the most, about 46% of men also experience vein problems. What many people don’t realize is that vein disease does not fade away on its own. Instead, the disease tends to get worse over time.