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All About Veins

Symptoms

Did you know?

Vein symptoms are often mistakenly attributed to aging, arthritis, joint pain, or muscle fatigue. 

Identifying a potential vein disorder is not always easy. Vein symptoms may occur gradually over the course of many years, and then begin to rapidly deteriorate once a certain threshold is crossed. These symptoms vary from person to person and, depending on how many risk factors a patient has, onset and progression of the symptoms may vary as well. The most common symptoms and reasons for seeking medical treatment are: 

  • Leg pain and discomfort
  • Achiness or heaviness in the legs
  • Leg cramps
  • Leg throbbing
  • Early muscle fatigue
  • Itching or burning sensation in the legs
  • Restless legs
  • Leg swelling 

Why does vein disease often go untreated? 

These symptoms may occur gradually, causing some primary care physicians to delay the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. Likewise, vein symptoms are often mistakenly attributed to aging, arthritis, joint pain, or muscle fatigue.  

Identifying the root cause of vein disease is key.

Since the onset of leg symptoms is usually a direct consequence of venous insufficiency, the goal of treatment is to identify the root cause of vein disease and treat it in a definitive way. Recent advancements in vein treatment now allow phlebologists to painlessly diagnose venous reflux and venous insufficiency. In doing so, your vein specialist can identify the root cause of your vein problems and recommend the best surgical or non-surgical solution to treat your particular symptoms.