Swollen and twisted varicose veins can leave you aching with legs that are difficult to move and even harder to exercise. The pain and swelling is caused by an abnormal collection of blood gathering in the veins.
Venous disease, including varicosities, chronic edema, leg ulcers and leg fatigue may be treated through minimally invasive procedures like radiofrequency ablation.
The vein specialists at Surgery Clinic of Tupelo can repair your veins using a number of minimally invasive procedures.
- Closing veins through chemical injections
- Vein Stripping
- Tying shut and removing veins through small cuts in the skin
- Removing varicose veins through tiny incisions in the skin
- Endovenous Thermal Ablation
- Laser or radiofrequency ablation of the vein
Recovery and Prevention
To prevent new veins from forming, avoid standing or sitting for long periods without a break, keep your legs elevated when sitting, resting or sleeping and do physical activities to get your legs moving and improve muscle tone. Losing weight and maintaining toned leg muscles helps blood move more freely through the veins. Avoid wearing tight clothes, especially those that are tight around your waist, groin and legs. Avoid wearing high heels for long periods.