Vein Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Posted on by Joe Graff

Vein disease is a common medical condition. Almost 40 percent of women and 20 percent of men have significant vein disease by the age of 50.

Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging, superficial, often painful leg veins that result from insufficiency in the greater and/or smaller saphenous veins. Varicose veins can appear anywhere from the foot to the thigh and can cause pain, swelling, itching, cramps, or heaviness in the legs.

Common Symptoms:

  • Aching and Pain
  • Leg Cramps
  • Heaviness
  • Itching and Burning
  • Restless Legs
  • Swelling
  • Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Throbbing
  • Skin changes or Skin Ulcers

Diagnosis and Treatment

Patients of the Albert Vein Institute who come in for an evaluation receive non-invasive ultrasound testing. This state-of-the-art technology provides a direct image of the veins and also measures the blood flow, allowing Dr. Albert to diagnose venous conditions and formulate tailored treatment plans for his patients.

Dr. James D. Albert, M.D. RPVI, specializes in innovative techniques that provide more options and choices for patients seeking vein treatment. Modern Therapies, such as Endovenous Laser Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Ultrasound-guided injections, are minimally invasive.

Vein Disease Signs Symptoms


Contact the Albert Vein Institute for your free consultation. Call 719-550-8111 or stop by one of our locations in Colorado Springs or Lone Tree.