Varicose veins are bulging, twisting veins that develop in your legs or feet. These problematic veins are often a hereditary problem that occurs when blood starts pooling in your veins, causing it to twist or stretch. Additional causes of varicose veins include:
While typically harmless, varicose veins can be visually unattractive and cause a variety of symptoms, including chronic pain, discomfort, or cramping; restless leg syndrome; and swelling.
The Garden State Pain & Orthopedics team offers a variety of treatments to relieve varicose veins and their symptoms.
In the past, varicose vein treatment involved surgery under general anesthesia that required sutures, and a lengthy recovery. At Garden State Pain & Orthopedics, the team relies on the most advanced varicose vein treatments available, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation therapy (ELAT), and radiofrequency ablation.
Sclerotherapy treats varicose veins by injecting a concentrated saline solution directly into the problem vein, which causes it to disappear over three to six weeks.
During this procedure, your provider inserts a small laser fiber into your varicose vein and uses pulses of laser light to collapse the vein.
This treatment involves ultrasound imaging that guides a thin catheter into your varicose vein. Once in place, your provider delivers electricity to heat the wall of your vein, causing it to shrink and collapse.
Garden State Pain & Orthopedics also offers radiofrequency ablation with Venefit™.
Venefit is an effective and safe technology that provides one of the most powerful options available for treating varicose veins without general anesthetic. This approach harnesses the power and flexibility of radio waves, instead of electricity like traditional RFA.
The process for treating varicose veins with Venefit is similar to traditional RFA and usually takes between 45-60 minutes. After having radiofrequency ablation with Venefit, you can return to normal activities immediately but wear compression stockings for two weeks to prevent the formation of small clots and guarantee the best cosmetic outcome possible.
Treating veins with radiofrequency ablation provides dramatic improvements within a few days, though, it can take some time for the vein itself to fully disappear depending on its severity. In most cases, you have one to four veins needing treatment at one time.
Call Garden State Pain & Orthopedics, or book a consultation online today for varicose vein treatment.