Varicose Veins in Feet & Treatment options
Treatment Options For Varicose Veins In the Feet
Do you suffer from painful varicose veins in your feet? If so, there are treatment options available for you. Varicose vein treatment in Miami is offered at Miami Vein Center. They have treatment options that will help you lead a pain-free life.
What Are Varicose Veins In The Feet
Varicose veins in the feet are painful enlarged veins that are visible from underneath the skin. They are especially painful from all the pressure that is placed on your feet when you walk. Your feet hold the entire weight of your body which is adding pressure to your veins. Varicose veins in the feet can start in the feet or higher up in the leg and travel down to the feet. A number of factors come into play when determining someone’s predisposition to develop varicose veins in the feet. Factors such as family history, gender, age, and lifestyle can all attribute to your developing veins.
There a several treatment options to help eliminate varicose veins in the feet. The first treatment is walking which is essential because it allows the muscles in the feet to put pressure on the veins and move the blood out of the veins. Compression stockings are stockings that go to just below your knee and place pressure on the feet and legs to prevent swelling. Being sure to elevate your legs whenever sitting or laying down is important.
Procedures For Varicose Veins in Feet
If your pain does not subside from the above treatments, there are minimally invasive procedures that are available. These procedures are preeminent treatments to varicose veins but they do not prevent them from returning.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is safe and effective. A medical solution is injected into the varicose vein causing it to clot and swell shut. The body then removes the vein on its own over time which takes several weeks. There are three types of this therapy option: Conventional, Foam sclerotherapy, and Ultrasound-guided. The conventional treatment uses direct injections into the affected veins using a tiny needle and a topical anesthetic to make the patient comfortable. The foam procedure is used for larger veins and is a medical solution mixed with air to create a creamy substance. Once injected into the vein, the foam fills in the vein and blocks off the blood supply. Finally, the ultrasound-guided treatment is used for deep veins that are difficult to see from above the skin. This allows for more precision when administering the injection. The downfall of this treatment option is that it may require several treatments.
Endovascular Laser Therapy
With endovenous treatment a catheter is placed into the vein then a laser is placed inside of the catheter. Once the laser is in place, the catheter is removed and the laser is withdrawn from the vein slowly, allowing it to emit radiation into the vein and causing it to shrink and form scar tissue. This treatment has more possible side effects which are infection, burning in the injection site, bleeding, pain, blood clots, skin discoloration, and an inflamed vein. The benefits of endovenous treatment are that it only takes one treatment to permanently remove the veins. You can also contact our Aventura vein doctor for the treatment of varicose veins.