Why do I suffer with leg pain?

There are several treatments available for painful varicose veins

According to recent studies, 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem. Varicose veins affect half of people 50 years and older, typically found on the thighs, inside the leg, and backs of the calves.

The smaller version of varicose veins are referred to as spider veins. Spider veins are often red or blue and closer to the skin showing up as jagged branches of a tree or as “spider webs.” There are many causes for spider veins including hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injuries. While venous disease cannot be prevented entirely, it may be beneficial for you to maintain normal weight with regular exercise and wear support hosing. When you are resting, prop your legs up higher than your hear. When you go outside, use sunscreen because sun exposure can certainly lead to spider veins on your nose and cheeks.

If you are suffering with spider veins or varicose veins that seem to keep popping up, you should definitely consider having these treated in order to reduce the pressure in the legs. Many patients that have undergone varicose vein treatment at our Tempe office, also noted a reduction in the development of additional spider veins.