Vein pain is one of the most common health issues plaguing Americans today. Official numbers say that just over 20 percent of Americans have varicose veins, but this number does not tell the whole story.

When studies add spider telangiectasias and reticular veins to their statistics — known to most people as “spider veins” and “blue” or “feeder veins” respectively — those numbers jump up to 80% for men and an incredible 85% for women. This means that most Americans will, at some point in their lifetime, be faced with varying degrees of vein trouble.

While most vein trouble will mean more of a nuisance than a life-threatening issue, pain or burning sensations resulting from veins present an unfortunately common problem for most Americans.

As experts in the field, we’ve spent years treating a wide range of vein issues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond. We’ve really seen it all, and today, we’re using our expertise to give you the best advice on where vein pain comes from, how to temporarily relieve it — and finally, how to stop it for good.

What causes vein pain?

Painful veins are caused by a variety of issues, many of which we’ve previously covered in a blog post

In short, veins hurt because there is some issue with the vein itself, resulting in aching, burning, or throbbing sensations. Furthermore, these issues can be exacerbated by reactions to the pain — for example, if a varicose vein causes your skin to itch, you’re likely to scratch that vein and cause discomfort on the skin level.

The actual issue could be anything from venous insufficiency, where the vein fails and causes a painful buildup of blood, to superficial thrombophlebitis, where a blot clot causes a vein to become inflamed near the surface of the skin.

How do I relieve vein pain?

There are a few proven tips and tricks to get temporary relief for your vein issues. 

To start, you can elevate your legs. This will reduce swelling and bring about a reduction in vein-related pain.

Next, you can try wearing compression stockings. Compression stockings work by applying pressure to the legs, which will get your blood moving and prevent further discomfort.

Finally, implementing a few lifestyle changes can provide massive results. Small changes like exercise, diet improvements, and avoiding standing or sitting for long periods of time have all been proven to reduce the severity of vein pain.

How can I stop vein pain for good?

The best way to kick vein pain to the curb is by seeking professional treatment from a vein specialist. A specialist will be able to look at your problem veins and recommend the best solution for your issue.

While this may seem like a large step for a minor issue, it’s important to recognize that even small veins may lead to big problems in the future. That’s why early detection — and treatment — is vital in the treatment of vein pain.

What should I look for in a vein specialist?

As vein problems are a common issue, the field of vein treatment research is rapidly expanding. Additionally, different vein issues require a broad spectrum of solutions.

Because of this, it’s important to select a vein specialist who both keeps on the forefront of vein treatment research and has a variety of treatment options available.

We’ve been specialists in vein treatment for many years, keeping up-to-date with the most recent research while constantly expanding our treatment offerings. We perform everything from Laser Sclerotherapy to Ambulatory Phlebectomy — and if those words don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry.

Navigating this difficult terrain is our job, not yours. That’s why, to ease your vein treatment decision, we’ve created a free virtual vein consultation designed with you in mind.

Using this tool, we can help you find the treatment you need and create a plan for you to receive that treatment at your convenience. We’ll even help you navigate your insurance, schedule an appointment, and do everything we can to make sure your vein pain stops today.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call or send us a message. We’ll answer all of your questions and work with you to design a treatment suited to your needs.