Why Treat Varicose Veins?Springboro, OH

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic concern, they can lead to larger problems down the road as well as significant discomfort and pain. It is important for men who have varicose veins to seek treatment as soon as possible when the most conservative treatment options can provide a lasting result. For those who stand for most of the day at work or are athletic, early treatment can be especially important.

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Dr. Sinnathamby offers diagnosis and treatment for men that will address venous disease and restore healthy blood flow in affected areas. He will take the time to discuss your personal concerns, educate you on treatment alternatives, and put you at ease about recovery.

In many cases, wearing compression socks for a specified period of time after your procedure is all that is necessary for a complete and comfortable recovery.

Men have the same risk factors for varicose veins that women do but often ignore them until they have begun to affect their quality of life. This is especially true of men with significant leg hair, which can camouflage the development of varicose veins until they are large and bulging- or the cause of common symptoms:

  • Leg pain or cramping
  • Restless leg syndrome at night
  • Itching or burning sensations
  • Heavy feeling in the legs when standing or moving

Left untreated, these symptoms can develop into leg ulcers and diminish your mobility. Advanced venous disease may also be more difficult to effectively treat with minimally invasive techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it normal for men to have varicose veins?

Yes, it’s normal for men to have varicose veins. While most people commonly associate varicose veins with women, many men also develop them. Genetics, age, and lifestyle habits contribute to the development of varicose veins in both men and women. So, it’s not just a women’s issue.

Males also have susceptible veins that can fail and swell abnormally from genetics, excess weight, and aging. If you’re a man noticing varicose veins and they’re causing discomfort or concern, it’s worth discussing with your doctor.

At what age do men get varicose veins?

Men can develop varicose veins at various ages, but they usually start appearing around the age of 40 and older. The risk increases with age as the veins lose flexibility and the valves in the veins weaken. However, genetics, lifestyle, and certain types of jobs can lead to varicose veins appearing earlier. So, while age is a factor, it’s not the only one.

When should you seek treatment for varicose veins?

You should seek treatment for varicose veins if they cause symptoms like leg pain, cramping, and heaviness. More importantly, you should seek treatment if the condition causes discomfort that interferes with your daily activities or sleep.

You should also seek treatment for self-care measures. This includes wearing compression stockings or avoiding prolonged standing or sitting, which do not improve the condition.

Can I continue my normal activities after varicose vein treatment?

After varicose vein treatment, you can generally continue with normal, non-strenuous activities almost immediately. Some doctors will encourage walking right after the procedure to help with blood circulation and speed up the healing process.

However, you should still avoid strenuous exercises such as high-impact aerobics, heavyweight training, and running for at least the first week or two. Check with your doctor for specific activity restrictions after your varicose vein therapy. 

When should I worry about leg cramps?

You should be concerned about leg cramps if they are causing severe discomfort. You should also be concerned if the condition interrupts your sleep or if you notice muscle weakness. Moreover, if a leg cramp lasts longer than 10 minutes or becomes unbearably painful, you should seek immediate medical attention. Leg cramps can also be a sign of more serious health conditions. 

What do I do with restless leg syndrome at night?

To manage restless leg syndrome (RLS) at night, try a consistent sleep schedule and moderate daily exercise. You should also avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.

Moreover, using warm or cool packs on your legs and practicing relaxation techniques before bed can help. Massaging your legs can also be relaxing. If these approaches don’t help, it’s a good idea to discuss your symptoms with a doctor.

Schedule A Consultation

Concerned about venous insufficiency or varicose veins? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sinnathamby in Springboro, OH. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet with our staff, discuss your concerns and medical history, and learn more about treatment options.