The tell-tale signs of varicose veins include veins that appear dark blue

The tell-tale signs of varicose veins include veins that appear dark blue or purple under the skin as well as the appearance of rope-like protrusions in the legs or feet. These protrusions differ from the normal appearance of veins as they are not smooth and even. Varicose veins appear gnarled and twisted under the skin.

Sometimes varicosities can become very painful. Pain associated with varicose veins includes:–

– A feeling of aching or heaviness in the legs.

– Continuous feeling of muscle cramps, burning or throbbing pain in the lower legs.

– Swelling in the lower legs and feet.

– Pain in the lower legs and feet that tends to increase with prolonged standing or sitting.

– Extreme itching that is directly over or around a varicosity.

– Open areas on or around the ankles that seep clear fluid.

When the skin around the ankles opens and begins to seep it is an indicator of a serious vascular issue. Medical attention will need to be sought in order to care for these areas as well as to treat the inflammation and/or infection in the legs…