Leg Pain / Aching / Cramping
Many people that have superficial venous disease suffer from leg pain and achiness, which may also manifest as leg tiredness or heaviness. This pain or heaviness in the legs is often worse at night or after prolonged standing. In addition, leg cramping is a common symptom that usually is worse at night and after prolonged sitting or standing. When the leg veins are not working correcting, oxygen poor blood can pool within the legs and tissues leading to fluid accumulation. This accumulation of fluid can lead to muscle cramping and discomfort, which is often painful. It is important to note that these symptoms may be present without the presence of large varicose veins, making it important to have an evaluation if any of these symptoms are present.