Leg vein problems can range from clusters of thread-like spider veins, to knots of ropey varicose veins, and to non-healing leg ulcers. Symptoms include tired legs, pain, and sensations of throbbing, aching, burning, cramping and itching.
At Vein Centers of Midwest Heart Specialists our experienced, highly skilled staff is equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced, minimally invasive treatment methods. Patients can expect excellent results with minimal discomfort and recovery time.
Think of the venous system in your legs as a pipeline with many internal valves that open and close to keep blood flowing steadily toward your heart. When the valves fail to work properly, blood flow becomes sluggish, and pressure builds against the walls of the veins, causing them to bulge.
Because spider veins and varicose veins near the skin can stem from abnormalities in the leg veins that are not readily visible to the eye, we use ultrasound imaging.
If appropriate, we treat both problem areas. We erase the unattractive and sometimes painful surface veins. We also seal off the portions of the "feeder veins" where the valves have weakened or stopped working altogether to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence.
For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 630-281-2670.