Treatment for Aching Varicose Veins: Patient Outcomes
1. Patient came to The Vein Institute after suffering for years with swollen and aching legs due to varicose veins.
Treatment: A combination of Endovenous Laser Ablation and foam sclerotherapy treatments, over 2 sessions.
The result: Mild pigmentation can be seen over the left calf, this will resolve with time. Patient advised that no further aching was experienced.
2. Patient had varicose veins in one leg and suffered severe aching, particularly during the Summer months.
Treatment: Veins were treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, over 2 sessions.
The result: Patient is very happy and is no longer experiencing pain, the below result is 3 months after the initial treatment.
Venous Ulcer: An Extreme Case of Varicose Vein Disease
3. The patient presented with a venous ulcer on his left lower limb, present for 13 years on a background of Hepatitis C and a history of IVDU. Patient had refused surgery for the ulcer and was non-compliant with stockings over the years. Clinically assessment revealed an unhealed ulcer with signs of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Assessment revealed clear left great saphenous incompetence with a tributary directly feeding the ulcer.
Treatment: Endovenous Laser Ablation was performed in conjunction with foam sclerotherapy, in 2 sessions over 2 months.
The result: Mild phlebitis after laser procedure which settled with Nurofen gel, otherwise no complications.
Finding Relief From Varicose Vein Pain
The most effective way to relieve your varicose vein pain is to have the veins treated. Unfortunately, there is no cure for varicose veins so treating them at the source is the safest way to ensure they do not come back or cause additional health issues like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots.
However, you can find relief from the symptoms and pain associated with varicose veins. Here are some suggestions:
- Light exercise, such as walking or yoga
- Using essential oils
- Elevating your legs above your heart