Enlarged, swollen and twisted veins are called varicose veins. It happens because the blood flows in the wrong direction. They can be painful when standing because they are subjected to high pressure when one is standing. It is mostly visible on thighs and legs.
1: Leg cramps while standing up
2: Swelling in ankles
3: Heavy legs, pain in legs after exercise
4: Longer bleeding than what is considered normal in the affected area
5: Patches and white spots at the ankles
6: Vein lare twisted and look blue in colour
Regular exercising is recommended for the treatment of Varicose Veins. Prolonged standing or sitting should be avoided and a healthy lifestyle must be adopted. There are both surgical and non surgical treatments for this. Stripping, CHIVA and cryosurgery are some of the surgeries which are used to treat patients. Whereas sclerotherapy is a non-surgical method in which sclerosant is injected into the veins. Elastic stockings and elevation of legs are also non-surgical treatments.