Our team of board-certified Interventional and Vascular Radiologists is committed to treating problem veins and vascular issues, while providing patients with the utmost quality of care.

Vein Problems & Warning Signs

Spider veins are small blue or red veins that appear close to the skin’s surface. They most often appear on a person’s legs and/or feet and vary in size. Spider veins are referred to as such, because the veins often resemble a spider’s web.

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that predominantly appear on a person’s legs and/or feet. While spider and varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern for some, they can cause intense pain and discomfort in others. Varicose veins can also lead to other, more serious health concerns, including circulatory problems.

Signs you may have varicose veins include:

  • Veins that are dark purple or blue in color.
  • Bulging, protruding veins on your legs and/or feet.

Symptoms of problem varicose veins include:

  • An achy, heavy feeling in your legs.
  • Burning, throbbing, itching or muscle cramping in your legs or feet.
  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for an extended period of time.

Varicose and Spider Vein Treatments

While exercise, leg elevation and/or compression socks can help relieve some of the pain associated with varicose veins, it is often not the most effective means of alleviating pain or stopping varicose vein issues altogether

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