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How do I know if my veins need treatment?

Usually your symptoms will tell you if you need vein treatment. Common signs include:

  • Bulging veins
  • Spider veins (tiny veins that are visible on the skin’s surface)
  • Pain in your legs
  • Swelling
  • A feeling of unusual tiredness or fatigue in your legs
  • A feeling of heaviness after prolonged sitting, standing, or walking?
  • Veins that bother you because of how they look

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, we recommend a consultation with Dr. Peter Jensen and—depending on your symptoms—to have diagnostic tests using a special diagnostic tool, Duplex ultrasound. These simple, pain-free tests can determine whether you suffer from venous reflux, a disease that commonly causes any of these symptoms.

Leg Cramps Are Often Caused By Vein Problems

Leg cramps, sometimes referred to as charley horses can be an extremely painful occurrence for many people. Often vein issues are the cause of the cramping and pain, however, family doctors frequently prescribe treatments that mask the symptoms without curing the underlying issue. The vein problem that is associated with leg cramps, Venous Reflux, which occurs is about 40% of adults in the US. Individuals with venous reflux experience pooling blood in their veins that can even leak into the surrounding leg and muscle tissues. We recommend scheduling a visit to our offices for additional testing if you experience frequent leg cramps.

Restless Legs Are Often Caused By Vein Problems

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a growing issue in the United States that is often caused by vein problems. Individuals who suffer from RLS may experience an itchy or throbbing sensation, as well as the constant need to move the legs. Most physicians do not treat RLS properly, and their patients continue to experience restless legs after following the prescribed medications or activities. To know whether the cause of RLS is leg veins, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Utah Vein Specialists to perform in-depth testing on your legs.

Swollen Ankles Are Often Caused By Vein Problems

Swollen ankles are a common symptom of vein problems that are easy to treat thanks to modern procedures. Swollen ankles are uncomfortable and can be painful, itchy, and hot. Many doctors misdiagnose swollen ankles as a symptom of kidney or heart issue. Often Venous Reflux is the real cause. Venous reflux can cause pooling of the blood in the ankle region, causing the swelling. To know if venous reflux is the cause of your symptoms, please call our office to schedule a visit.

Blue Ankles And Ankle Veins Are Often Caused By Treatable Venous Reflux

Blue ankles (Corona Phlebectasia) are a common medical issue that is caused by Venous Reflux, that can cause itching, burning and aching sensations in the legs. In this condition, the veins are failing, and blood is not properly circulating back to the heart. Excess blood then pools in the veins near the ankles causing them to expand and become visible on the surface. To find out if Venous reflux is the cause of your symptoms please contact our offices.

Hot and Burning Leg Skin Is Often Caused By Vein Problems

Experiencing a hot or burning sensation on the skin of the legs is often a sign of the common, but serious condition Venous Reflux. Burning skin is uncomfortable at best, and can be painful at worst causing a negative impact on an individual’s quality of life. The burning sensation is caused by blood that has pooled in the legs, causing the leg veins to swell, and sometimes the swollen veins can leak into the surrounding leg tissues.

Painful And Aching Legs Are Often Caused By Vein Problems

If you experience chronic pain or aching in the legs, there is a good chance you have the common vein problem Venous Reflux. Thanks to the modern treatments available at Utah Vein Specialists you don’t have to deal with painful legs any longer. In patients with venous reflux, the blood in veins fails to return to the heart, and instead pools and causes legs to swell, itch, and become painful. To find out if your leg pain is being caused by venous reflux we recommend scheduling a consultation for vein testing at our clinic.

Leg Skin Discoloration Is Often From Vein Problems

Discoloration in the legs is a common indication of the medical condition Venous Reflux that is not only unsightly but can become itchy, hot, or painful. To determine if your leg discoloration is a symptom of venous reflux, please schedule a consultation at our offices for in-depth testing. Venous reflux causes blood to pool in the legs instead of circulating back to the heart. When veins leak blood into the surrounding leg tissues, discoloration occurs and can range from red to tan or dark brown. If not treated properly this can cause the skin to ooze fluids, or the area can appear hardened or like a scar. 

Spider Veins Are Often From Internal Vein Problems

Spider veins in the legs are a sign of the condition common, but serious condition Venous Reflux. Venous Reflux occurs when the blood in the veins is not properly circulating back to the heart. Veins in the leg swell as blood pools in them which can cause the tiny vessels on the surface of the skin to be more visible. Luckily venous reflux is easily treated with the modern medical procedures available from Utah Vein Specialists.

Varicose Veins Are Now Easily Treated

Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen, blue veins that have often become visible on the surface of the leg. Caused by venous reflux Varicose veins are easily treated thanks to modern medical procedures. In those with venous reflux, the blood in leg veins pools and causes the veins to swell and expand with blood that cannot return to the heart. Through our treatments the failing veins can redirect the blood through healthy veins and continue proper circulation.