Other Vein Conditions
Vein conditions worsen over time, so identifying symptoms early is key.
Vein disease is progressive, so how it manifests in your body usually worsens over time. When left untreated, vein disease can lead to the more serious conditions described below, so identifying and treating the root cause early is important.
Serious vein conditions include:
- Open Sores and Ulcers
- Corona Phlebectatica
- Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrom (KTS)
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
Open sores and ulcers (venous leg ulcers)
Five to ten percent of people with varicose veins may develop open sores or ulcers. A leg ulcer is simply a break in the skin of the leg, which allows air and bacteria to get into the underlying tissue. This is usually caused by an injury, often a minor one that breaks the skin. The most common underlying problem causing chronic leg ulcers is a disease of the leg veins. Venous disease is the main reason for over two-thirds of all leg ulcers.
Treatment of Ulcers
These sores (called venous leg ulcers) can be extremely painful when they don’t heal.
Treatment of a venous leg ulcer includes:
- Controlling the high pressure in the leg veins
- Treatment of the ulcer
USA Vein Clinics treats this vein condition with wound care, endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), and/or sclerotherapy.
What Causes Venous Ulcers and How to Prevent Them
Rash (venous stasis dermatitis)
An itchy, red rash or red dots on the shins or legs may be symptoms of venous stasis dermatitis, which is caused by poor blood circulation or blood gathering or pooling in the legs.
What Causes Skin Discoloration & How to Treat It
The medical term for skin that changes to a darker color is hyperpigmentation. This is a sign of advanced vein disease. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, hyperpigmentation will be addressed in your USA VEIN CLINIC treatment plan.
Spider veins in the feet are a collection of tiny branches of veins on the ankle that can become so interwoven that it’s difficult to identify single veins. This gives the skin around the ankle a red or pink discoloration. The medical term for this condition is corona phlebectatica, often associated with advanced vein disease. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, corona phlebectatica will be addressed in your USA Vein Clinics’ treatment plan.
Lipodermatosclerosis is a medical condition where the skin on the legs feels smooth, tight, and painful and looks scarred and discolored. This results from a slow process that can occur after many years of untreated diseased veins in the legs. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, your USA VEIN CLINIC treatment plan will address the relief of lipodermatosclerosis symptoms.
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare congenital vascular disorder in which a limb may be affected by varicose veins or too much bone and soft tissue growth. This pressure can cause both the varicose vein and the leg itself to swell and change the skin’s appearance, often producing a red or purple coloration that covers a large surface of the skin like a birthmark. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, relief of KTS symptoms will be addressed in your USA VEIN CLINIC treatment plan.
When the valves in veins near the top of the leg are not functioning properly, gravity can cause blood to pool in the ankles, where it builds up and causes the ankles to appear swollen. The condition may not be painful, but it still indicates a larger problem. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, relief of edema symptoms will be addressed in your USA Vein Clinics treatment plan.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
People constantly feel the urge to move their legs and may suffer from restless leg syndrome. RLS can be uncomfortable, especially when sitting or lying down, so patients often have trouble sleeping and traveling. Vein disease is one of the causes of RLS because damaged vein valves make legs feel achy, cramped, and tired. If diagnosed during consultation and vein mapping, your USA Vein Clinics’ treatment plan will address relief of RLS symptoms.
How to Ease the Pain of Restless Leg Syndrome
Find Relief From Other Vein Conditions
If you’re looking for relief from any of these other vein symptoms, you’ll find compassionate support from our vein experts at USA Vein Clinics. We offer treatment for vein disease at 160 locations nationwide. Our treatments are outpatient, so you can leave immediately afterward and quickly return to your daily tasks.
Our vein specialists would love to help you learn more. If you have questions about vein disease symptoms, treatment, insurance coverage, or life beyond RLS, call us at (888) 768-3467.
You can also schedule your consultation online if you prefer not to call. We now offer you a choice of in-office or telemedicine appointments. No matter where you choose to visit us, we look forward to helping you improve your quality of life.