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Why Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

Do you struggle to get comfortable at the end of the day because your legs ache or throb? If you have varicose veins, they may signal the existence of a deeper condition that requires treatment. Discomfort caused by your varicose veins is a sign of circulation problems in the deeper veins of your legs. An experienced vein specialist like Dr. Dohner will treat these problem veins so you no longer experience symptoms like aching or pain. 

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins have a distinct appearance that most people recognize. They often look bulging or raised, and they may look twisted or rope-like. They often appear blue, red, or purple. Varicose veins develop when the deep veins in your legs that carry blood back up to the heart become damaged. These veins have one-way valves to prevent backflow, but these valves can fail. Blood backs up into the surrounding veins, causing them to bulge and stretch.

Why Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

When the valves in your leg veins allow backflow of blood, you can experience a range of problems. This backflow keeps blood from flowing normally, and varicose veins no longer do their job properly. Your compromised circulation means that fluids may leak from your veins, causing swelling, heaviness, and pain. Poor blood flow can also cause toxins to accumulate in your leg muscles instead of being carried away, causing them to ache. 

How are Varicose Veins Treated?

The most effective way to stop pain caused by varicose veins involves closing off the feeder veins that have become dysfunctional. Other varicose veins can be treated with several different methods. 

Endovenous Laser Treatments (EVLT)

This treatment addresses the feeder veins that underlie your varicose veins. Dr. Dohner inserts a thin fiber into the vein using a local anesthetic. A pulse of laser energy damages the vein walls, collapsing the problem vein and redirecting blood flow.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is often used when you prefer to have varicose veins removed quickly. Freckle-sized holes are used to hook and pull out the damaged vein, providing immediate visual results as well as health benefits. 

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy With Varithena®

Varicose veins not visible from the surface are often treated with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. This treatment injects a foam called Varithena® into the problem veins. The foam damages the vein walls, causing them to close. 

What Results Will I See With Varicose Vein Treatment?

Veins treated with ambulatory phlebectomy will disappear immediately. The body removes those treated with EVLT or ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, a process that can take several weeks. Treated varicose veins will not come back. However, new ones can form in the future, and Dr. Dohner can treat these if they appear.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person varicose vein treatment consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Center at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you.

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