Varicose veins affect as many as 35% of Americans, according to data from the Society for Vascular Surgery, and many of those men and women suffer from pain and discomfort as a result. Not all varicose veins cause painful symptoms, but when they do, the discomfort can be pervasive, flaring up when you stand and walk, or causing dull, persistent aches even while you’re resting. Fortunately, there’s a solution: Have those defective veins treated, and the pain and achiness they cause can go away, too.
At Desert West Vein & Surgery Center, we help patients in El Paso, Texas, get rid of unsightly, uncomfortable veins, eliminating painful symptoms while restoring better vein health. Our team offers a variety of varicose vein treatment options that can be tailored to your needs for optimal vein function. If you’re dealing with leg pain, here’s how varicose vein treatment can help.
Your veins play a vital role in circulation, carrying blood from the rest of your body back to your heart and lungs. Tiny valves inside your veins keep your blood flowing in the right direction. Sometimes, though, those valves get damaged from wear-and-tear, disease, being overweight, or other causes. Then, circulation slows down, and blood can start to “pool” behind the damaged valve, causing the vein to bulge and discolor.
When the valves are damaged, your veins can begin to become irritated and inflamed. It’s this inflammation that winds up triggering varicose vein symptoms, like:
If veins aren’t promptly treated, your skin can become irritated, too, and over time, you may develop painful sores or ulcers that can take a long time to heal — and even become badly infected.
Varicose veins won’t go away on their own. Once those tiny valves are damaged, they can’t repair themselves. Instead, to get rid of varicose vein symptoms (along with their unattractive appearance), you need to have the vein treated professionally. At Desert West Vein & Surgery Center, we offer several varicose vein treatment options, including:
Each treatment uses a different approach to prevent blood from flowing through the damaged vein, routing blood flow through healthy neighboring veins instead.
Because our team is skilled in multiple treatment methods, you can feel confident you’ll get the best treatment for your goals. Every treatment plan we offer uses the most advanced techniques tailored specifically for the needs of the individual patient. Plus, our team offers follow-up care and lifestyle guidance to help you keep your veins healthy and sound.
Varicose veins are a common cause of leg pain, but they aren’t the only possible cause. If you’re having pain, aching, numbness, or other leg symptoms, the first step is scheduling an office visit, so we can evaluate your symptoms. Our team will work with you to make sure you get the most appropriate care to help restore vein health, so you can get back to enjoying your everyday activities without discomfort.
To learn more about the varicose vein treatment options we offer at our El Paso practice, call Desert West Vein & Surgery Center at 915-260-4602, or use our online tool to request an appointment today.