Would you be surprised to learn that varicose veins affect up to 40 million Americans? But, what is a varicose vein? It’s a weakened, twisted, swollen vein that’s filled with blood. Many people who have them are often embarrassed of the appearance of their legs. For some, varicose veins can be much more than a cosmetic issue.
If you have varicose veins, you may experience unpleasant, challenging symptoms. With these symptoms, it can make it difficult to stand, walk, or take part in daily activities:
- Achy, heavy pressure in your legs
- Throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your legs
- Extreme pain after sitting or standing for a long period of time
- itching and bleeding
- Discoloration of the skin
- Skin ulcers
If you don’t treat these symptoms properly, you can have a serious medical condition on your hands.
Dr. Mathai and the team at Premier Vein Specialists strive to safely and compassionately treat varicose veins. A special message from Dr. Mathai himself, “Our staff is friendly, and we like to think it is a welcoming environment. One of the reasons we offer a free evaluation screening appointment for spider veins is so that you get a chance to see what your situation is and see how you like it here at no risk.”
We’re here to help. Click to contact us for a free screening or call (717) 412-7226.