Studies indicate that the major effects of varicose veins are on the functional aspects of the quality of people’s lives. Those who have varicose veins or spider veins may suffer from many painful symptoms including heavy or aching legs, swelling, night cramps, heat or burning sensation, restless legs, throbbing, itching or tingling sensation, and skin changes or ulceration.
In addition to enduring these discomforts, it is often a requirement to elevate the legs and avoid prolonged sitting or standing, which can severely impact the activities of daily living. Unfortunately, these symptoms and limitations typically increase with aging, and even those without severe symptoms are troubled by significant functional limitations.
Although exercise should always be part of a healthy lifestyle, discomfort from varicose veins can make exercise difficult. In addition, while exercise can help the symptoms of varicose veins, it won’t remove them.
Aerobic exercise such as walking, biking, running, are all good activities for getting blood circulating and promoting healthy veins. However, it’s important to be careful not to overdo when you have varicose veins, as strenuous activities can put too much strain on the legs.
However, when exercise causes too much discomfort it may be time to consider their removal. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, varicose vein specialists recommend two highly-effective treatments, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins.
A specialist vein doctor can typically complete these treatments in the office, within just minutes per leg. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.
With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
If you would like more information regarding laser surgery for your varicose veins or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.