It’s extremely common to experience pain when varicose veins are present. Muscle cramps, swollen legs, fatigue, and burning sensations are all symptoms of painful veins. Luckily, the vein treatment doctors at DHR Health Vein Institute offer radiofrequency ablation to help with the symptoms of painful veins. Radiofrequency ablation, or RFA, is a safe and highly effective treatment for pain. If you are experiencing pain due to unhealthy veins, RFA may be the solution for you.
How to Recognize Varicose Veins
The most common symptom of varicose veins is the appearance of large, swollen, blue or purple veins on the legs. This may be the only symptom that you experience, but if left untreated, it is common for the veins to become more painful. Patients that are being treated for varicose vein complications tend to complain of swelling, pain, and fatigue.
Improving Varicose Veins at Home
There are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to improve varicose veins at home. Reducing your intake of salt can help with water retention and swelling in the legs. Regular exercise can improve blood flow and reduce the appearance of varicose veins, and staying at a healthy weight for your height and age can prevent new veins from appearing. Compression socks may also be worn to help improve blood circulation in the legs. When these changes show no improvement, you should seek out the help of a vein specialist to prevent more serious complications.
How Radiofrequency Ablation Can Help
Radiofrequency ablation is a popular and highly effective treatment for the pain and appearance associated with varicose veins. RFA is minimally-invasive and uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy varicose veins in the leg, reducing their appearance and redirecting blood flow to healthier veins. By closing these unhealthy veins, pain and swelling are reduced.
Radiofrequency Ablation is Quick, Safe, and Effective
Radiofrequency ablation is a safe treatment option, typically requiring less recovery time compared to other vein treatments. The procedure is quick, and most patients can return to their normal routine soon after leaving our office.
If you are tired of dealing with the appearance and pain associated with varicose veins, radiofrequency ablation may be for you. At DHR Health Vein Institute in McAllen, we offer a variety of vein treatment options. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation and let one of our highly experienced vein specialists help you choose the vein treatment that is right for you.