What Are Varicose Veins?
Normal veins have a series of valves that open and close as blood is directed from the surface of the legs to the deep leg veins, where the calf muscles pump blood to the heart. When the valves malfunction, blood flow comes down through the valves rather than flowing up. This causes veins to swell just under the surface of the skin. Varicose veins tend to affect the legs most commonly; varicose veins in other unusual locations, are signs of a medical problem. If that is the case, we can help identify the cause of it and talk to you about your treatment options
Common symptoms associated with varicose veins include the feeling that your legs are achy, heavy and tired. Sometimes restless legs can be attributed to varicose veins. In advanced disease, varicose veins can lead to changes in the color of the skin by the ankle and open sores.