Not only can varicose veins leave you wanting to hide your legs, but they can also lead to unbearable leg cramping. Before living another day with varicose veins, see what the team at Metro Pain and Vein Centers can do for you. With convenient locations in Clifton, Middletown, Riverdale, Edison, and Jersey City, New Jersey, and Staten Island and Ardsley, New York, you have a clinic nearby. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.
While any vein in your body can technically become varicose, this condition usually affects veins in your legs and feet. Your circulatory system has to work against the force of gravity to get essential blood and nutrients to circulate down and then back up from your lower extremities.
Walking and standing can add even more pressure to veins. Over time, this added stress causes veins to become thickened, gnarled, and enlarged, also known as varicose. Your chances of developing varicose veins increases due to:
Women are more likely than men to develop varicose veins because of natural hormone fluctuations during menstruation cycles, pregnancy, and menopause. Taking hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills can increase your risk even more.
In some cases, yes. Usually, the first indicator of varicose veins is noticing your veins are becoming dark blue or purple in color. As they continue to become more varicose, they can start twisting and bulging.
Over time, varicose veins can lead to chronic pain, cramping, and a heavy sensation in your legs. They may become itchy, or start burning or throbbing. Before your varicose veins start causing severe discomfort and affecting your daily life, it’s time to see what the team at Metro Pain and Vein Centers can do for you.
The vein specialists at Metro Pain and Vein Centers offer effective in-office procedures to get rid of varicose veins and help improve your quality of life. Your varicose vein treatment will be customized to your specific needs.
One of the most commonly requested varicose vein treatments is sclerotherapy. This treatment involves injecting your varicose veins with a specialized solution that causes the targeted veins to scar and close. Blood gets recirculated to a healthier vein nearby, and over the following weeks, your varicose vein starts to fade away.
The specialists at Metro Pain and Vein Centers may also suggest using Varithena®, which is a microfoam injection that also forces your varicose vein to become deactivated and fade, much like with sclerotherapy.
You may also be a candidate for vein ablation. This procedure has the same outcome as sclerotherapy, but instead of an injection, your vein specialist uses radiofrequency or laser energy. During vein ablation, your practitioner places a thin catheter into your vein, and as they pull it out, the energy waves close off the targeted vein, forcing blood to recirculate.
Book your varicose vein evaluation at Metro Pain and Vein Centers online or over the phone today.