vein conditions


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Vein Disease

Veins are blood vessels that bring blood back to the heart. In our legs these veins need to move blood against gravity, thus to help with this there are valves which allow blood to move in the right direction. One of the most common causes for venous disease is malfunction of these valves resulting in back flow and increased pressure in the veins. This increased pressure results in the varicose veins and other symptoms described below. By closing the diseased vein the blood is routed through normally functioning deep veins.

Signs & Symptoms

Varicose veins

Aching or Pain



Heaviness or Tiredness



Skin Changes

Brown/Colored Skin

Open Sores or Ulcers

Varicose Veins

Swelling & Skin Discoloration

Skin Color & Texture Changes

Venous Ulcers

Risk Factors

Family History

Lack of Exercise

Leg Injury or Trauma

Prolonged Sitting or Standing

Obesity or Excess Weight

Current or Previous Pregnancies


Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are bulging, enlarged veins that are highly visible above the skin’s surface. Their cause is often found much deeper underneath the skin, and requires early attention.

Spider Veins

Named after the tiny, thin strands of a spider’s web, spider veins are similarly thin, minute veins that can be seen just underneath your skin’s surface. Because these veins are often caused by malfunctioning valves, it’s important to get them checked out.


Often causing swollen ankles that can be painful at times, edema is a result of poorly-functioning valves at the top of the leg. This can indicate a larger problem, and should be seen by a vein specialist.


Varicose veins are known to develop into painful open sores or ulcers. These extremely painful wounds can be treated at Pioneer Vein Center, along with their underlying cause.


Though it might seem like a surface condition, a red, itchy rash on the legs or shins can actually be indicative of a larger, vein-related problem. Poor circulation or pooling blood are conditions that can (and should) be treated at a vein center.


Skin on the legs that feels tight, painful, and extremely smooth, though looks discolored and scarred is a symptom of a condition called lipodermatosclerosis. Because this is caused over years of vein disease that has gone untreated, it’s especially important to see a specialist.

Restless Leg Syndrome

The constant, uncomfortable urge to move your legs — especially when lying down or sitting — could be Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS. One of the known causes of RLS is vein disease, which can be treated here at Pioneer Vein Center.

Leg Pain

Vein disease can cause a variety of different types of pain. If you have been experiencing unexplained discomfort or pain in your legs and extremities, an appointment with one of our specialists could yield an answer and relief.


Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening of skin from its original color. This could be a symptom of advanced or progressing vein disease, and should be assessed by a vein specialist.

Corona phlebectatica

The most common symptom of Corona Phlebectatica is an abundance of excessive spider veins in the feet that manifests as widespread discoloration. This can be a sign of advanced vein disease and benefits from early treatment.