Are Your Varicose Veins in Hiding?

Most people think of varicose veins as purple or blue veins on the legs. This isn’t always the case. Most veins lie deep below the skin’s surface and even a doctor can’t see the problem without proper training and equipment.

This is why it’s important to understand the symptoms of varicose veins and to be aware of problems that may be happening below the surface. If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, call Physicians Vein Clinics for a FREE varicose vein screening that includes an ultrasound:

  • Leg aching

  • Heaviness

  • Muscle cramping

  • Leg fatigue

  • Restless Legs Syndrome

  • Ankle swelling

  • Itching and burning

  • Skin discoloration

  • Ulcers of the skin

  • Eczema to the lower legs

  • Phlebitis

Getting treatment for vein disorders is important to your overall health. In fact, many of the patients at Physicians Vein Clinic believe they are suffering from heart, kidney or liver problems when in fact the issues are found in the veins. One free screening can make all the difference! This screening will also determine whether your procedure is covered by insurance.

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About The Author: Lornell E. Hansen II, MD, is one of the area’s leading experts in laser technology and vein disorders. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology and is board certified in the treatment of venous disorders. Dr. Hansen is the owner and medical director of Physicians Vein Clinics in Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City, IA.