foot and ankle associates logo
request appointment with houston podiatrist
Sugar Land & Houston's Favorite
Award-Winning Podiatrists
281.313.0090
Same Day Appointments Available
en espanol

Rosenberg TX Podiatrist Talks About Caring For Your Feet When You Have Varicose Veins

rosenberg tx podiatrist caring for feet with varicose veinsVaricose veins are a common problem that our Rosenberg TX podiatrist sees, and they appear mostly on the lower leg, ankles, and feet. These are enlarged, twisted veins that appear as bluish, gnarled cords beneath your skin. To some people, varicose veins are only a cosmetic concern, but for others they cause serious circulatory problems, as well as aching and discomfort.

What Causes Varicose Veins? Our Rosenberg TX Podiatrist Has Answers

Arteries carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body, while veins return the blood to your heart so the blood can be recirculated. This requires the veins in your legs to work against gravity. Muscle contractions in your lower legs act as pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood flow back to your heart. Tiny valves in your veins open as blood flows toward your heart, then close to stop blood from flowing backward. When these valves weaken, they allow blood to flow backwards and pool in your veins, causing the veins to become enlarged.

There are many causes for varicose veins. Our Rosenberg podiatrist has listed some of the most common ones here.

Contributing Factors to Varicose Veins, According To Our Rosenberg TX Podiatrist

  • Heredity
  • Women are three times as likely to develop them as men, due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, menstrual cycles, or menopause
  • Aging – our veins become less elastic as we age
  • Obesity
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Standing for long periods of time

Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to phlebitis (inflammation of the veins), painful ulcers near the ankles, or blood clots that cause swelling. Some symptoms are annoying, but not alarming. However, if you experience any of the symptoms below, seek treatment from your doctor or make an appointment with your podiatry office in Rosenberg.

Symptoms For Contacting Your Rosenberg TX Podiatrist Or Doctor

  • Achy, sore, or heavy feeling in your legs or feet
  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping, or swelling in your lower legs or feet
  • Pain increases after sitting or standing for long periods
  • Appearance of skin or veins, such as darkening of the skin around the veins; bleeding veins; swollen, red veins; skin breaking around the veins; or skin ulcers or rash by your ankle
  • Skin on your ankle or lower leg becomes thick and changes color

Your Rosenberg podiatrist can offer the best diagnosis for treatment of varicose veins, but there are some steps you can take at home to care for your feet.

Caring for Your Feet

  • Avoid long periods of sitting or standing
  • Elevate your legs periodically
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain an ideal body weight
  • Avoid wearing high heels – flats tone your calf muscles and help improve blood flow
  • Eat foods low in salt and high in dietary fiber. Include foods high like blueberries, blackberries, spinach, garlic and onions, which are high in bioflavanoids. These foods have properties that keep veins healthy.
  • Wear compression stockings (available over the counter). Compression stockings steadily squeeze your legs, helping veins and muscles move blood more efficiently.

Finally, there are a variety of surgical treatments for varicose veins. Talk to your Rosenberg TX podiatrist to discover the best solution for you.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to foot and ankle care, feel free to contact Foot & Ankle Associates, with a convenient podiatry office location near Rosenberg TX, by clicking here or by calling 281.397.3487.

Come Visit One Of Our Two Convenient Podiatry Offices

Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Podiatry Office In Southwest Houston, TX
7737 Southwest Fwy., Suite 500
Houston, TX 77074
request appointment with houston podiatrist


foot and ankle associates logo footer

foot and ankle associates on facebook
foot and ankle associates on twitter
foot and ankle associates on youtube
foot and ankle associates on google
foot and ankle associates on pinterest
american podiatric medical association

american board of multiple specialities in podiatry

texas podiatric medical association

american college of foot and ankle surgeons

american board of foot and ankle surgery
Foot & Ankle Associates located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land & Houston podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.313.0090 today!


© 2017 Foot & Ankle Associates
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com