Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet.
Mild symptoms may include: Heaviness, burning, aching, tiredness, or pain in your legs. Symptoms may be worse after you stand or sit for long periods of time.
More serious symptoms include: Leg swelling after you sit or stand for long periods of time. Skin changes, such as: Color changes, dry and thinned skin, inflammation, scaling, open sores, or you may bleed after a minor injury.
Conservative treatment may be all you need to ease your symptoms and keep the varicose veins from getting worse. You can: Wear compression stockings. Elevate your legs. Avoid long periods of sitting or standing. Get plenty of exercise..