5 Telltale Symptoms of Varicose Veins

5 Telltale Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins, though usually benign, can also come with a number of symptoms. Some symptoms can be painful, but most are mild or cosmetic. Whatever their symptoms, people with varicose veins often want a solution that offers physical and aesthetic relief. 

La Mesa, California’s Vascular Associates of San Diego offers treatments for varicose veins and spider veins. If you’re living with varicose veins, you’ve got options, and you might have symptoms, too. Knowing the signs of varicose veins can help your provider at Vascular Associates of San Diego determine the best possible treatment. 

What are 5 signs of varicose veins?

Varicose veins are rarely difficult to spot. Discolored, bulging veins on legs and ankles are the most recognizable and common symptom.

In addition to the twisted veins that can make you self-conscious, there can be some uncomfortable symptoms that come with varicose veins, including: 

As mentioned, most people with varicose veins will have mild, if any, symptoms. Many people experience them as a cosmetic issue, and though that can significantly affect your quality of life, they’re not necessarily a medical concern. More serious symptoms are relatively rare but can occur without treatment.

Treating your varicose veins can restore your confidence, relieve whatever other symptoms you have, and prevent more serious complications from developing later on.

Risk factors for varicose veins

There are a number of reasons that you may have developed varicose veins. While about 20% of people live with varicose veins, around 22 million of them are women. Post-menopausal women are more likely to experience varicose veins than are younger women. Smoking raises your risk of developing varicose veins. You are also more likely to have them if you have a family history of varicose veins. 

What can I do about them?

Our offices offer several options to treat your varicose veins. The right treatment for you will depend on what your provider determines is safest, based on your medical history, and any current conditions that are currently being managed. Our treatments gently and easily treat varicose veins while protecting your vascular system and your skin. 


VenaSeal is a simple, in-office procedure that uses a gentle adhesive to close the diseased vein. This diverts your blood to healthy veins, improving circulation. 


Varithena is an injectable treatment that is inserted directly into your diseased vein. The injection eats at the vein walls, causing the diseased vein to collapse, allowing blood to flow to a healthy vein. 

Radiofrequency Ablation

A popular cutting-edge technique, radiofrequency ablation uses the energy of laser energy to close the diseased vein. Radiofrequency ablation affects the collagen that maintains the structure of your vein, causing it to collapse. 

Ready to treat your varicose veins?

We’re ready to assist you! Our varicose vein treatments may be used individually, or in conjunction, depending on what your provider determines is best for you. To get started with a consultation, call Vascular Associates of San Diego or book an appointment online to discuss how we can help.

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