Individuals with varicose veins often experience symptoms like aching, heavy, or uncomfortable legs, swollen feet and ankles, burning or throbbing, muscle cramps, and dry, itchy skin.
Most insurance policies cover medical vein treatment. Call your insurance company to inquire about coverage.
Damaged valves within the veins often cause varicose and spider veins. Family history can play a role.
Sclerotherapy has a success rate of about 80 percent. Fewer than 10 percent of patients report no improvements.
Smaller spider veins typically disappear in three to four weeks. Larger spider veins and varicose veins usually take four to six months to fade.