If you have noticed the appearance of varicose veins on yourself or someone you love, you may be wondering, can varicose veins cause leg pain? Varicose veins are often highly visible and depending on the severity of the issues, can cause some leg pain and discomfort.
Some people develop varicose veins in pregnancy while others are genetically predisposed to their development. Regardless of how they formed, varicose veins can be troublesome and contribute to a lack of confidence in appearance along with pain and discomfort. At NewDermaMed we want you to feel just as good about yourself on the outside as you do on the inside. In this article, we outline what you should know about varicose vein pain.
For more information on varicose veins see our previous article, Are Varicose Veins Dangerous and Pregnancy and Varicose Veins.
Why Do Varicose Veins Hurt at Night?
Your varicose veins may hurt at night or at the end of the day as they are inflamed from the pressure put on them throughout the day. It is not uncommon to feel pain or pressure in the legs after a busy day on your feet when you have varicose veins. If your varicose veins regularly cause you pain at night it would be a good idea to consult with your doctor on treatment.
Do Varicose Veins Hurt When Touched?
In most cases, varicose veins do not hurt when touched. Some people may find the area around their varicose veins can become tender when touched if the veins are inflamed. Overall, many people go throughout their day without noticing that their varicose veins are there. It is not uncommon for people to only think of their varicose veins when looking in a mirror or when feeling discomfort after a busy or long day on their feet.
Do Varicose Veins Hurt When Walking?
Varicose veins can become inflamed when excess pressure is put on them. Walking for long amounts of time or running can increase the likelihood that a person’s varicose veins will cause pain. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to reduce the likelihood you will experience pain and allow you to keep doing the exercise and activities that bring you joy.
How to Stop Varicose Vein Pain
For many people, varicose veins can be managed by wearing compression stockings and keeping off their feet when experiencing a flare-up. Some people find that elevating their feet and taking an anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen can be helpful.
For others, removal of the varicose veins can be an ideal option. Though varicose veins are often a cosmetic issue, they can become troubling for some people and varicose vein removal may be the best option. There are a few options to choose from when it comes to removing varicose veins and the one you choose will be dependent on the severity of your varicose veins. To see if you are a good candidate for laser vein removal, contact the professionals at NewDermaMed. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.