All about Varicose Veins & Spider Veins

All about Varicose Veins & Spider Veins

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are swollen, blue or purple blood vessels. They often look like twisted cords, and usually appear on the legs and ankles. Symptoms associated with varicose veins include pain, swelling, burning, throbbing, cramping, and restlessness.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider Veins are small, thin, blood vessels visible beneath the top layers of skin. They appear most commonly on the thighs and feet, and may look like a series of lines, tree branches, or a spider- or web-like shape with a dark center. Although usually considered only a cosmetic problem, spider veins can show symptoms of a burning sensation or a dull, throbbing pain, and can lead to varicose veins and other serious complications.

Treat Your Varicose and Spider Veins Today

Varicose or spider veins can cause pain in your legs or feet and if left untreated, can create multiple problems that can lead to a decline in your overall health. Contact our vein specialist, Dr. Fennessy, at (402) 316-4320 today to schedule your next appointment.

 

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