People who suffer from varicose veins often speak of pain, rather like a cramp or ache in the legs. Being tired or restless is also a symptom. The pain can be alleviated by elevating the legs. When women have varicose veins the pain and discomfort can be elevated during the menstrual cycle or when pregnant. There may be a skin darkening, especially near the ankle. If the problem reaches the point of inflammation, called thrombosis, then varicose vein removal in San Jose is highly recommended.
Treatment Options: Support hose: if the varicose veins cause pain or they cause the sufferer discomfort, the most conservative treatment is wearing proper fitting support stockings. These stockings are available in drug stores and any surgical supplier. The stockings can be knee high and full length, similar to pantyhose.
Change in lifestyle: if you are overweight, make every effort to lose weight, walking can also help with varicose and spider veins.
Sclerotherapy: This is a simple procedure which uses a salt solution which is injected directly into the varicose vein. The vein will usually disappear over a three to four week period. This procedure is inexpensive and is an outpatient treatment.
Laser treatments: This procedure is also simple. A small laser is inserted into the vein, light pulses are then delivered and the vein will collapse. This treatment is also done on an outpatient basis.
Surgery: Surgery consists of tying off the veins and stripping them. Large veins can be removed through very small incisions which do not need stitching. The procedure is usually done under local anesthetic and the patient can go home on the same day as the surgery.