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Painful varicose veins are the result of blood pooling in the vessels, twisting and distorting them. This can sometimes decrease blood flow, or at least its efficiency, and cause uncomfortable cramping and aching. The decreased blood flow also limits the immune system in your feet and ankles, increasing your risk for slow-healing ulcers. Sometimes clots form in deep veins, which can cause significant discomfort and put you at risk for complications like heart attacks and strokes.
Not all varicose veins are painful, but if you’re experiencing discomfort from yours, don’t ignore the symptoms. Seek treatment right away to investigate the issue. That way, if serious concerns like blood clots are involved, the complications can be caught and dealt with before they have a chance to cause serious damage. Early treatment is also important for dealing with the discomfort successfully. Request an appointment or more information from Foot & Ankle Associates in Houston, Sugar Land, and Missouri City, TX, to address your varicose veins today. Call (888) 784-5335 or fill out the online contact form to reach us.