Do Varicose Veins Hurt?
It’s normal to experience some pain, discomfort or tenderness when your varicose veins are touched because the veins, in some cases, are broken. Think about it. Varicose veins are veins that no longer function properly (broken) and because of this, they may cause surrounding tissues to react by becoming inflamed, swollen and sore. This is why varicose veins may hurt to touch. Additionally, varicose veins can cause the legs to feel achy or heavy.
What To Do About Varicose Veins That Hurt To Touch
Although some soreness and leg pain is expected, other causes of varicose veins hurting when touched could be more serious. Patients with the following symptoms should see a physician at Palm Vein Center as soon as possible:
- Swelling that has been present for an extended period of time
- Swelling that is severe and debilitating
- Skin damage as a result of poor blood flow
- Skin Ulcers
These symptoms could indicate a serious vein disease or injury like deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If you’re exhibiting any of these symptoms, a Palm Vein Center physician in the West Valley or Laveen can recommend a few minimally invasive treatments options to alleviate your leg pain and discomfort. Moreover, he’ll want to administer a thorough examination of your veins to rule out serious, potentially life-threatening conditions like DVT. Call Palm Vein Center today if your varicose veins hurt to touch.
Talk to our team to learn more about the best conservative and interventional treatment options for your vein condition.
The advice and information contained in this article are for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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