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Varicose veins symptoms include dark purple or blue veins, often with a twisted or gnarled appearance. Painful signs can include an achy or heavy feeling in the legs; burning, throbbing, or muscle cramping; itching around the veins; and discoloration or hardening of the veins. If you have ulcers (sores) around your ankles, see a vein specialist right away, as this may indicate a more serious condition.
Varicose and spider vein treatments include sclerotherapy and laser surgery (both of which cause the veins to slowly fade and disappear), as well as various vein removal techniques, including high ligation and vein stripping. Varicose vein surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
You’re in good hands with the expert vein doctors at Maimonides Vein Center, providing comprehensive, coordinated care in state-of-the-art facilities.
Signs and Symptoms
Heavy feeling, burning, and/or aching in the legs
Color changes in the skin
Swelling and pain can result in non-healing sores