Varicose veins are often both a cosmetic concern and a source of pain and discomfort for many adults. At Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center in Florham Park, New Jersey, the integrative medical team works together to provide state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatments to relieve the painful symptoms and unsightly appearance of varicose veins. If you’re dealing with swollen veins in your legs, call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn which treatment is right for you.
Varicose veins are bulging veins that no longer function to circulate blood properly throughout your body. Although they can form anywhere, they usually appear in your legs and thighs as raised, swollen veins that are red or bluish-purple in color. You can usually feel varicose veins protruding from your skin when you touch them.
Valve failures related to chronic conditions commonly cause varicose veins. When the valves in your veins no longer stop your blood from flowing backward, the blood accumulates and forms an enlarged area. In addition to damaged valves, weakened vein walls can also lead to varicose veins.
These conditions often lead to poor circulation since the blood from your legs doesn’t flow efficiently back to your heart and lungs. Varicose veins typically form in your legs because they are farthest away from your heart, and gravity makes it even more of a challenge for blood to flow upward.
Other factors that contribute to varicose veins include:
Heredity may also play a role in whether or not you develop varicose veins, as they tend to run in families.
Common symptoms of varicose veins include any of the following.
The expert medical team at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center evaluate your symptoms and your overall health and wellness, so they can offer the most effective treatments to relieve symptoms and improve circulation.
There are several treatment options available, from more conservative methods to pain-relieving, minimally invasive procedures. Your doctor identifies the underlying cause of your varicose veins and evaluates the severity of your symptoms to offer an effective treatment using the latest technology, such as:
Elevating your legs when sitting or sleeping and wearing compression stockings may also help alleviate symptoms from varicose veins and prevent new ones from forming.
For the most advanced treatments to alleviate your varicose veins, call Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center to schedule a consultation or book online today.