Differences Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
Do you have those swollen, raised red-blue veins making a spider web across your legs?
Swollen and raised blue-red veins can be a sign of Varicose and Spider Veins. Here are some differences that will help you know whether you have varicose or spider veins.
|Symptoms of Varicose Veins||Symptoms of Spider Veins|
|Large twisted veins that bulge out of the skin||Small, damaged, thread veins form a spider web|
|Mostly swollen and can hurt a lot||Super facial blood vessels that don’t hurt|
|These are usually a result of malfunctioning valves in the blood vessels||These are usually not painful and are treated for cosmetic reasons|
|Gravity and time pressurizes the veins causing them to dilate and enlarge||
|Tiredness, leg cramps, swollen ankles, and feet are commonly associated with the condition|
|Varicose Veins Treatment Options||Spider Veins Treatment Options|
|Thermal Ablation||Compression Stockings|
|Compression Stockings||Radiofrequency Occlusion|
Both Spider and Varicose Veins have a variety of treatments that can help you to manage and remedy them. If you have Spider Veins or Varicose Veins then Contact Us to get the right treatment for you.
Varicose veins and spider veins | Office on Women’s Health. (2014). Womenshealth.gov. https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/varicose-veins-and-spider-veins
The Difference Between Varicose and Spider Veins. (2021, June). The Vein Institute of Hunterdon. https://theveininstituteofhunterdon.com/what-is-the-difference-between-varicose-and-spider-veins/