Veins

Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center

Foot & Ankle Surgery & Vein Care located in Boca Raton, FL & Boynton, FL

Leg veins, such as varicose or spider veins, aren’t just unsightly, they can cause pain, soreness, and leg fatigue. As some of Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida’s top podiatrists, Jason Gold, DPM, and Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS, provide innovative leg vein treatments at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center. Find out which type of leg vein treatment is right for you by booking a consultation online or by calling either office to schedule.

Varicose/ Spider Veins

What causes leg veins?

When your veins are healthy and functioning normally, they shouldn’t bother you, nor should you really be able to see them much. But when blood starts pooling in your veins, they start to bulge and swell, which makes them more noticeable, and even painful. Some of the most common causes of varicose veins and spider veins include:

  • Poor circulation
  • Increased sun exposure
  • A family history of leg veins
  • Being overweight, including during pregnancy
  • Standing on your feet for long hours at work

While anyone of any age can develop leg veins, your chances increase with older age, especially over age 50.

When should I see a doctor for leg veins?

Your leg veins shouldn’t be causing you discomfort or making you feel uncomfortable about your appearance. Schedule a spider or varicose vein exam at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center if you experience any of the following symptoms.

  • Bulging veins
  • Mild pain
  • Throbbing or cramping
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Heavy feeling in your legs

Dr. Gold and Dr. Schoenhaus can even treat you if you start struggling with restless legs syndrome due to leg veins, which is a common condition that can affect your sleep.

How are leg veins treated?

Your spider vein or varicose vein treatment plan is personalized to you at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, depending on the severity of your symptoms. Leg vein treatments can include:

  • Compression stockings
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Laser vein removal
  • Sclerotherapy

Because Dr. Gold and Dr. Schoenhaus want to help lower your risk of future leg vein issues, they can also counsel you about lifestyle changes you can make to keep your veins healthy. For instance, losing weight and finding ways to be more active throughout the day can improve blood flow and minimize issues with spider and varicose veins.

Changing your footwear can decrease your chances of future leg vein problems, too. Swapping from high heels to flat shoes, for example, is beneficial for blood flow and minimizing leg vein development.

Before your spider or varicose veins worsen any further, schedule an exam at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center. Book your visit online or call either location.