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Painful Varicose Veins Treatment

Varicose veins are more than unattractive blue or purple protrusions on your legs. They can be painful and indicators of health risks from vein damage or disease. If you have varicose veins, there are non-invasive options to reduce health risks and symptoms. Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan offers painful varicose vein treatment to give our patients leg pain relief.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are a common occurrence, identifiable by protruding, dark veins in the calves and legs. Some varicose veins are very visible but do not have other symptoms. Others are visible and can be accompanied by ankle/foot swelling, itchy skin, cramping, heaviness in the legs and skin ulcers. If varicose veins are a symptom of chronic vein insufficiency, or CVI, there are risks of blood clots (DVT) and pulmonary embolism.

The risk factors for painful varicose veins include:

  • Females in general
  • Women who are pregnant or going through menopause
  • Extensive standing
  • Obesity
  • Aging

Varicose veins occur when the vein valves do not work correctly. Blood that should be flowing one direction up the legs to the heart seeps backward and downward. This can be caused by weakened valves in the veins from hormonal problems, physical stress (standing or obesity) and aging issues. Losing weight, wearing compression socks and other preventive measures can help reduce the symptoms of varicose veins, but you may need treatment for relief.

Varicose veins are unattractive and may be painful, with increased risk for other health issues. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical can offer painful varicose vein treatment to improve the appearance and health of our patients. We offer minimally or non-invasive treatments that can alleviate painful cramping and swelling, as well as the appearance of varicose veins on the legs.

You do not need to live with varicose veins. Contact Ospina Medical at our clinic in New York City to schedule a consultation to discuss painful varicose vein treatment.