When you think about varicose veins, you picture those bothersome, bulging veins that can appear on your legs. They are obvious and they can result in discomfort. The more that they bulge, the heavier your legs can be, causing a constant ache. What you may not realize is that you can have varicose veins that are hidden deep inside your body in different areas. They can cause pain that you don’t understand. That pain could be only in your legs, or it can go all the way to your pelvic region.
Understanding Pain Caused by Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are due to faulty valves in your veins. These valves are supposed to close once your blood travels through your veins as it flows back to your heart. When the valves don’t close properly, some of your blood can travel in the wrong direction. It forms a pool in your vein. At first, the problem may be minor. However, it will only progress over time until the vein swells more and more. As it swells, it bulges and causes pressure. The end result is pain.
The pain may be relieved when you lie down only to become aggravated when you are on your feet. It can be a frustrating condition when you don’t know the root of your pain and you feel discomfort all of the time. When you are suffering from varicose veins, they’re not going to go away on their own. You need to find a solution that can address the bulging veins in your legs.
What Can You Do About Your Pain?
You can resolve the problems that come with varicose veins with non-surgical solutions. A special solution can be injected into the affected vein to allow our doctor to seal off the problem vein. Laser and radiofrequency treatments can also be used to heat the inside of vein, irritate it and cause it to collapse. Once the vein collapses, the blood will travel through another vein. Your sealed veins will eventually be absorbed by your body and you will no longer have to deal with the pain caused by bulging veins in your legs. You can say goodbye to the aching and restless nights.
Talk to Our Experts About Your Varicose Veins
If you are experiencing the frustrating symptoms that come with varicose veins, make an appointment at the South Texas Vein Institute to discuss it with our team of professionals. Our doctor can perform a variety of tests to get an in-depth picture of what is happening in your legs. Once we pinpoint the presence of varicose veins, we can discuss your treatment options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Edinburg.