Spider veins are a problem that will plague many women. It is also widespread throughout older men too, but women are more prone to the problem than men. The most typical places that spider veins appear are on the hands and legs; however, they can appear anywhere on the body. The good news is spider vein treatment options are available. You are warmly invited to learn about the different options that we have available at our office.
Symptoms of Spider Veins
Some symptoms will appear before others. You may experience leg pain, cramping, aching, or swelling around the legs long before the veins physically show themselves. Other symptoms include restless legs and having a heavy sensation. Your legs may also feel especially sore after extended periods of sitting or standing. If you have any of these symptoms, then you may be in need of spider vein treatment.
There are quite a few ways to correct spider veins. Some of them only affect the veins cosmetically; others will alleviate pain and discomfort as well. The most important thing is to identify the cause of your veins. Sometimes, spider veins can occur due to serious medical conditions such as tangled veins. Even if it’s not a serious medical condition, spider veins can cause self-esteem issues for people suffering from them. It may seem like a harmless problem, but getting relief is important to many people. Laser treatments will reduce vein visibility, and sclerotherapy is another popular option. Compression stockings are also an option.
With so many causes and treatments, spider veins can be a tricky problem to tackle. Your condition could be relieved by simply wearing compression stockings, at least relieved enough to increase mobility and decrease pain. However, eventually, you will want permanent treatment. Do you go the sclerotherapy route? Or perhaps you’d rather have the veins removed via a laser technique? No matter what route is best for you, our team at DHR Health Vein Institute can find the right treatment option for you. During a consultation, we’d be happy to answer any questions about spider veins and explain all the treatment options that we have. Contact us today to book an appointment in McAllen.