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Getting Rid of Spider Veins on Your Legs

May 11, 2020 • karnold • Vein Treatment
spider veins leg

Spider veins are incredibly common on the legs. Anyone can develop spider veins, but they are more common among people who have certain characteristics, such as a history of pregnancy, advanced age or a job that requires a lot of standing. Fortunately, several treatment options are available to get rid of spider veins fast.  Steps to Remove Spiders Veins from Your Legs Once you have developed spider veins on your legs, you will typically need a medical procedure in order to get rid of them. Several different medical procedures are available to patients who have spider veins...

Can Running Cause Varicose Veins?

April 23, 2020 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

You don’t have to stop running if you have varicose veins. Instead, protect your veins while you run by making some simple changes to your workout routine. If you have varicose veins, running offers a one-two punch of benefits: it improves cardiovascular health, and it strengthens calf muscles. Strong calf muscles and good cardiovascular health in turn support leg veins as they work to pump blood back to the heart. That may run counter to what you’ve heard about running and vein health, as many people believe running makes varicose veins wo...

Treating Venous Reflux Disease | What To Know

April 12, 2020 • karnold • Uncategorized

An estimated five percent of the U.S. adult population has some issues with venous insufficiency. They might suffer from varicose veins, for example, or develop skin ulcers. It’s essential to understand how venous reflux disease can affect your health and why getting treatment for for it matters.  What is Venous Reflux Disease?  The heart sends out oxygenated blood through the arteries. Once depleted, that blood returns to the heart via the veins. That trip back is a much harder journey because blood must work against the forces of gravity, especially when coming up from the lower li...

What’s that Hard Lump on Your Varicose Vein?

March 3, 2020 • Our Blog • Varicose VeinsVein Treatment

A common side effect of varicose veins is phlebitis, a small bump that grows from the protruding vein. But don’t worry — it’s not a serious medical condition. Along with pain, cramping, and swelling, patients with varicose veins may experience a hard lump popping up on a vein. Although this abnormal growth can certainly be alarming, there’s no need to worry. Though painful, the bulge on your leg isn’t a serious medical condition. In all likelihood, the lump is phlebitis, or a blood clot that forms in a superficial leg vein. Blood clots in the leg develop within either the superficial veins or the d...

There’s No Better Time to Treat Varicose Veins Than Winter

February 11, 2020 • Our Blog • Vein Treatment
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Thinking about getting your varicose veins treated? Don’t wait until the temperatures heat up — do it while the air is cold. The best time of year to treat your varicose veins is the time of year that works best for your schedule and goals, but we at Tri-City Vein Center are always advocates for wintertime treatment if possible. That’s largely because the symptoms of varicose veins are more noticeable during the winter months. You’re less active in the winter, so your legs feel achy and heavy due to lack of exercise. As the pain and swelling increases, you may realize it’s time to deal with your varic...

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