Most people associate the onset of varicose veins with factors like aging, hormones, obesity and heredity. Lifestyle factors such as not getting enough exercise, sitting or standing for long periods of time are often cited as causes as well.

How Can an Injury Cause Varicose Veins?

Injuries are not among the most common causes of varicose veins. However, our Atlanta vein specialists do see patients wholeg injury causing varicose veins se varicose veins were caused by an injury, usually to the leg.

To understand how that happens, it’s important to understand that varicose veins result from damage to or weakening of the veins or the valves within them. This causes blood to leak out. That’s what makes the veins become dark and enlarged.

Any kind of direct trauma can cause the superficial veins lying just under the skin to become damaged. This can result from a sports injury, a workplace injury, a car accident or any kind of blow, most often to the leg.

Heavy weight lifting can also cause varicose veins. You don’t have to drop a weight on your leg — although that certainly would do it. Excessive strain and pressure on the legs during weight lifting can damage the veins.

Varicose Vein Treatments Can Remove the Damaged Veins

Varicose veins caused by an injury don’t generally heal as the injury heals because the vein is going to remain damaged. They should be treated sooner rather than later, just as all varicose veins should. If they are not, the condition could worsen, causing blood to increasingly pool. This can result in:

  • Swelling, particularly around the ankles
  • Discomfort and heaviness in the legs
  • Venous ulcers, which are very painful sores that can become infected
  • Poor circulation, which can have an impact on your overall health

Find Out How Our Atlanta Vein Specialists Can Help You

At Veininnovations, our Atlanta vein specialists conduct a thorough ultrasound diagnostic exam of all of our patients to determine the precise location of their varicose vein problems. We then determine the best varicose vein removal treatment option.

All of our minimally invasive varicose vein treatments are virtually painless and performed on an outpatient basis. We simply close off the damaged vein so that it’s reabsorbed into the bloodstream. The blood automatically redirects itself into healthy veins. The varicose veins fade and the patient has improved circulation.

Call us or contact us online to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient Atlanta-area vein clinics.