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Vein Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

What Is Venous Disease?

At Winchester Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, we personalize every treatment to your unique needs. If your condition is minor, we might recommend management tactics, such as elevating your feet regularly and utilizing compression stockings. Compression stockings are tight-fitting socks that apply pressure to the veins—forcing any pooling blood to move up toward the heart.

Vein ablation is another treatment option. This in-office and minimally invasive procedure starts with your provider numbing the area and making an incision near the affected vein. Next, a small, thin tube is inserted and uses a specialized attachment to gently generate heat. This heat permanently seals off the vein—allowing your body to re-route the blood through a nearby healthy vein. Depending on the severity of your venous disease, our specialist physicians might recommend a combination of vein ablation and minor vein surgery might be necessary to get the desired result.

What to Watch for with Vein Disease

If you or a loved one suffers from a vein disease, such as varicose veins or peripheral vascular disease, it is important to monitor the condition to avoid further complications.

Signs to pay attention to include:

  • Leg pain (especially with standing for a while)
  • Leg swelling
  • Discoloration of the legs (especially in the shin area and near the ankles)
  • Ulcers on the shins or near the ankles
  • Painful swollen veins
  • Veins that feel like they have lumps in them
  • Spider veins

Experiencing any of these symptoms is a sign to reach out to your physician as it could indicate more severe circulation issues. We are committed to helping you find conservative and effective treatments for your venous disease. Whether you need guidance in choosing the right pain management solutions or looking for vein surgery, our specialized team is here to help.

To learn more about our vein disease diagnosis, treatment, and care, call Winchester Cardiology and Vascular Medicine at 540-662-0306.