We often see varicose veins in certain areas of the legs such as the back of the knee, the inner area of the thighs, and ankles, but the feet can also develop varicose veins. Since the skin on the top of the feet is delicate, these varicose veins can be unbearable and make it even more difficult to walk and wear certain types of shoes (high heels). Ulcerations can develop here from these veins if they are left untreated as well because the skin is so delicate.
Symptoms of varicose veins:
- Itching in the legs and feet
- Restlessness in the feet and legs
- Increased pain when sitting or standing
Treatment of Foot Veins
Unsightly veins on top of the feet are usually handled differently than hand or breast veins. Instead of foam sclerotherapy, these areas are treated with our phlebectomy procedure. The phlebectomy procedure ensures that these affected veins are removed from the foot completely, so there is no risk of flare-ups.
How is the phlebectomy treatment performed?
This procedure is started by numbing the affected region, followed by making a small incision in order to properly remove the vein. The vein or veins are extracted through tiny incisions made in the skin with hook-like tools. Extraction is painless and done quickly. Depending on the situation stitches may be necessary, however, they are removed within a few days. Normal activities can be resumed within 24 hours after phlebectomy.
If you’re experiencing painful and unsightly foot veins, please call and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Wong at Windward Vein.