Symptoms | Vein Disease | Spider Vein | Southampton, NY │ Rutherford, NJ

552 WESTFIELD AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR

WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY 07090

Hamptons Vein & Vascular - Phlebologist  | Southampton, NY

47 ORIENT WAY, SUITE LOWER LEVEL C

RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070

PHONE: 201-933-0333

FAX: 201-933-0334

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PHONE: 201-933-0333

FAX: 201-933-0334

Symptoms

  • Aching, Tender, Heavy or Sore legs.

  • Swelling in the ankles or feet, especially after standing.

  • Itching, Cramping or Burning feelings in the legs.

  • Superficial blood clotting (thrombophlebitis, manifesting with pain)

  • Restless legs at night

  • Restless legs at night

  • Leg cramps at night

  • Discoloration of the skin above your ankle (hyper pigmentation)

  • Hardening of the tissues above your ankle (dermatofibro sclerosis)

  • Bleeding from a superficial vein after minor trauma

  • Unusual rashes or areas of dermatitis

  • Skin ulceration (open sores)

These symptoms typically are mildest first thing in the morning after the legs have been up, and get progressively worse throughout the day as the legs are down. The symptoms may be relieved by elevating the legs, wearing compression stockings to provide support, walking or taking pain medications.

 

Over time, the increased pressure in the vein leads to inflammation of the vein wall. This can cause itching over the affected varicose veins. It also can cause damage to the tissues surrounding the areas of highest pressure — a condition called Chronic Venous Insufficiency. This is seen as discoloration, thickening, and hardening of the skin and soft tissues in the lower legs. In the worst cases, this leads to sores or ulcers developing near the ankle. Correcting the underlying cause of the increased pressure in these veins is the best way to get relief.

COMMON SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH VARICOSE VEINS INCLUDE:

LESS COMMON SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS MAY APPEAR AND PERSIST. THESE INCLUDE:

SEVERE SYMPTOMS THAT ARE A RED FLAG:

Call Hamptons Vein & Vascular today for more information on symptoms to look out for!