Varicose veins are often mild and only a cosmetic concern. In some cases, varicose veins can cause chronic pain. Signs and symptoms of painful varicose veins include:
- Aching or a heavy sensation in your legs
- Burning, throbbing, swelling or muscle cramping
- Increased pain after sitting and standing for extended periods of time
- Itching around one or more of your veins
- Skin discoloration around veins
There are a variety of therapies that can help ease pain from varicose veins. Dr. Zwade Marshall uses the Venefit™ procedure, which is a minimally invasive treatment. The valves in the leg cannot be repaired, so the only option is to reroute the blood from the varicose veins to your healthy veins.
To begin the procedure, we will insert a ClosureFast™ catheter into the diseased vein through a small incision above the knee. Guided by ultrasound imaging, we can treat the vein with consistent heat, which contracts the collagen in the vein and causes the vein to close. After the vein is sealed shut, the blood is naturally redirected to healthy veins. The treated, closed vein will gradually be absorbed into the surrounding tissue. This procedure is minimally invasive and usually only requires local anesthesia.
Call Regenerative Spine and Pain Specialists today at 404-618-0995 to schedule an appointment with our physician and learn more about the treatment of varicose veins in Fayetteville, Georgia!