The most recognizable sign of varicose veins is a gnarled, blue or purple vein just under your skin’s surface.
𝑩𝒖𝒍𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒗𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒔: Twisted, swollen, rope-like veins are often blue or purple. They appear just below the surface of the skin on your legs, ankles and feet. They can develop in clusters. Tiny red or blue lines (spider veins) may appear nearby.
𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒚 𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒔: Muscles in your legs may feel tired, heavy or sluggish, especially after physical activity.
𝑰𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈: The area around varicose veins may itch.
𝑷𝒂𝒊𝒏: Legs may be painful, achy or sore, especially behind your knees. You might have muscle cramps.
𝑺𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈: Your legs, ankles and feet can swell and throb.
𝑺𝒌𝒊𝒏 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒍𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒔: If left untreated, varicose veins can cause brown discolorations on your skin. Severe varicose veins can cause venous ulcers (sores) on your skin.