Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are swollen, dark blue or purple blood vessels that you can see and feel beneath the skin. They often look like twisted cords, and usually appear on the calves, thighs, inside of the legs, and ankles. People with varicose veins often experience leg swelling, tired legs, restless legs, night cramps, itching, and skin darkening (especially at the ankles).
Varicose veins form when the valves within a vein weaken and allow some blood to flow backward. The vein weakens under the additional strain and balloons outward, raising the skin surface.
Many people with venous disease seek treatment to reduce the appearance and symptoms of varicose veins. Sometimes significant problems can develop if veins are left untreated. Treatment often relieves discomfort associated with the condition such as swelling, fatigue, itching and cramps.
During a procedure, Dr. Nelson’s staff follows well documented procedures, speaks what they are doing out loud so that the entire team is cross checking that every protocol for setup for your procedure is in place. Then Dr. Nelson comes in and checks again. From a quality perspective in medicine, this is exactly what every patient wants when having ANY invasive surgical procedure to minimize risk. Dr. Nelson & team cured leg aches that I have had since I was ten years old!
If you have any questions about Varicose Vein Treatment, please do not hesitate to call us at 901.297.4000.