8 Signs that you may have TREATABLE cause of venous insufficiency
- Lower extremity swelling/edema – This may worsen as the day progresses and improves by morning.
- Leg fatigue, pain and heaviness – This worsens when you are on your feet and improves when the legs are elevated
- Cramps or charley horse, especially at night
- Flaking or itching skin on the legs
- Skin discoloration or hard leathery skin, especially near the lower legs and ankles
- Varicose veins (Tortuous veins on legs and thighs)
- Multiple bouts of superficial thrombophlebitis (SVT) – This presents as a painful, red, and palpable cord that runs along the medial thigh or back of the leg. It is tender to the touch and generally treated with warm compresses, anti-inflammatory medications, and in some cases, blood thinning medication.
- Venous ulcers