How to Relieve Inflamed Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are hard enough to deal with but when you have inflamed varicose veins you may often feel as though you are at a loss. Varicose veins are one of those problems that can be so unsightly they become devastating to one's self esteem and self confidence. Because of this it is important to deal with varicose veins, whether they are inflamed varicose veins or not, properly and promptly.

When you have inflamed varicose veins it is basically telling you that you have let your condition go untreated for too long, and now has become very serious. Treatment is always necessary once varicose veins have become inflamed or prominent, and skin irritation and ulcers are likely to develop as well.


Remember that without the right treatment the varicose veins will only get worse and so it is incredibly important to get them taken care of as soon as possible. Your doctor will first attempt to treat your varicose veins with non-surgical treatments, in order to see if these work and if so you will not have to go with anything more severe.

Leg elevation and compression stockings are often used first, and have proven to be greatly effective at treating inflamed varicose veins.

When it comes to more serious treatments for treating inflamed varicose veins, one of the best is known as endovascular ablation. In this treatment the tip of a catheter which is equipped with electrodes is inserted into an affected vein that has been exposed and pulled through an incision.

Vein stripping is another option and here the doctor will disconnect and then tie off all vein tributaries associated with the great saphenous vein through a small incision at the groin crease. A wire with an attached head is then put through the incision and inserted into the vein.

With the transilluminated powered phlebectomy treatment, which is a relatively new treatment for varicose veins, an intense light will be used to see the patient's vein anatomy. The device used for this treatment allows doctors to suction out the length of the vein through one or two incisions, which saves a great deal of time and means that scarring will be less likely.

It is important that you work together with your doctor in order to determine which particular treatment is going to work best for you and your condition. It is also important, once the treatment has been implemented, that you keep them abreast of your condition and let them know whether or not you are making improvement.