Entries by Brian

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and small varicosities. This type of treatment uses an ultrasound guide, allowing vein specialists to see the diseased veins more clearly and create a precise map of spider veins within the legs. This procedure can reduce the need for surgery and is especially effective for veins […]

Athletes and Compression Hose

Regular exercise can strengthen muscles and increase blood circulation throughout the body, and is recommended by venous specialists as a way to thwart leg pain and vein disease. Yet, not all exercise is created equal. High-impact activities such as running can actually place too much strain on veins. These extended periods of this strain over […]

Venous Insufficiency: Why Early Diagnosis and Treatment is Critical

Venous insufficiency is not uncommon nor is it benign, as many suffering from its’ leg pain symptoms can attest to. Venous insufficiencies can fluctuate in their levels of severity from spider veins, or the small, visible, dilated blood vessels just below the surface of the skin to larger, rope-like varicose veins. 

What Causes Varicose Veins?

There are many theories for what leads to varicose vein development, but the consensus is that a majority of the leg pain in patients is due to damaged valves within the veins. How do these valves become defective? The answer to that question can hinge on a variety of influencing factors including: