Millions of people are affected by the unsightly and sometimes painful condition of varicose veins, but most can benefit from the advanced treatment available today. At our Jacksonville vein clinic, we specialize in the latest medical and cosmetic treatments of varicose vein pain.
Veins carry blood to the heart using one-way valves to move the blood along and prevent it from flowing backward. When those valves weaken, the blood pools and causes the affected veins to become twisted and enlarged. Usually forming on the calves, thighs, and inside of the legs, varicose veins are often raised above the skin’s surface.
In addition to the visible signs, symptoms may also include swelling in your feet and ankles, cramping or throbbing in your legs, pain or a feeling of heaviness in your legs, and itching.
Your risk may increase as you age or if you have a family history. Childbirth may also place women at higher risk. Additional risk factors include sitting or standing for long periods without moving, and prior vein damage or blood clots that may have weakened your veins. While the formation of varicose veins cannot be prevented, it is possible to keep existing varicose veins from worsening. Learn more about the causes of varicose veins on our blog.
Coastal Vein Vascular Institute offers a range of treatment options, including nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures that require no sedation or anesthesia. Our treatments are safe and effective, and most of our patients are able to return to their normal activities right away.
Following your treatment, you can relax in comfort in our custom lounge chairs in our recovery room. Learn more about our varicose vein treatments.
Our professional staff and physicians are here to help you look and feel better with comprehensive vascular care. Because our physicians are board-certified in Interventional Radiology, we can consult and assist with a full range of issues, including deep vein thrombosis and other medical procedures. Please contact us with any questions or request an appointment today.