Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted and can appear ropy. They are swollen, dark blue or purple blood vessels that you can see and feel beneath the skin. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although they can occur elsewhere too. Fortunately, there are solutions to varicose veins, Fairfax‘s VeinGuard Heart & Vascular Center.
When varicose veins form, the valves within a vein weaken and allow some blood to flow backward. The vein can weaken under the strain and starts to balloon outward, which causes the skin to raise. This can cause aching, heaviness, swelling, itching, cramping, restless legs, and discomfort. Dr. Fareeha Khan, M.D. FACC, has years of experience with effective results in handling leg vein treatments Fairfax and Tysons Corner patients rely on.