It is possible to develop spider veins before they begin to show beneath the surface of your skin. You may begin to feel a few symptoms that are a sign you may have problematic veins. Some of the symptoms to look for when spider veins are developing are:
• Aching and heaviness in your legs
• Swelling in the feet and ankles
• Muscle cramping in your calves
• Itching for no apparent reason
• Bleeding after scratching the itching
• Pain in the lower legs after a long period of standing
• Color changes in the skin of the lower legs and ankles
It is recommended to get a diagnosis for any of the above symptoms because treatment can help stop the varicose veins from becoming worse. During a consultation at our office, you can tell our specialist about your symptoms and get the required treatment.
Spider veins are not mini varicose veins. They are usually harmless and are a symptom of poor blood circulation. They appear as blue or red threads just under the surface of the skin. They commonly occur on the legs, but may be seen on the face.
Spider veins are considered to be unsightly, especially during the summer months when you want to wear short clothing, but this is not the only reason they should be treated. Both men and women develop spider veins, but women are much more likely at risk and are also more likely to get treatment.
Treatment for spider veins ranges from simple remedies such as wearing compression stockings and getting more exercise to non-invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy.
If you have unwanted, spider veins, we recommend you get them professionally examined. At her office in Little Rock, Dr. Mimi Lee may examine your veins to suggest the proper treatment. Contact her office today to schedule your consultation.