Top Posts of 2012: #5, “Disappearing Varicose Veins”

What’s causing your varicosities? Weight? Pregnancy? Too much running? Wearing high heels? What if I said none of those things were to blame? If you want to find out the cause of your veins, then you need to check out the #5 blog post of 2012.

Varicose Veins 1(1)I know it’s winter so you aren’t running around outside in your shorts or skirts, but as soon as January is over most folks around here make the change to spring and all that comes with it. It might be more of a mental change (hope?), but February brings the reminder that short and swimsuit season is just around the corner! So, how are those varicose veins treating you? For some of you they might be physically painful, but for the vast majority of you I would venture to guess that they are more painful to the eye than anything else. I’ve had clients who are embarrassed to wear shorts in the clinic because of what their legs look like due to their varicosities. If they aren’t comfortable in a one-on-one environment, think how self-conscious they must get in public.

I’m sure you’ve heard several reasons why you have them: prolonged standing, pregnancy, age, obesity, etc. But have you ever stopped to actually think through these ’causes’? And, have you ever thought about why you have them on one leg and not the other?


QUESTION: What have you been told about your varicose veins? What do you believe about what you’ve been told?