Leg CrampingOne very common symptom of varicose veins is leg cramping. Often prevalent at night, leg cramping happens as a result from dysfunction of the valves inside the veins. There can be areas of increased pressure from non-draining valves. In addition, any fluid that has settled out into the leg tissues during the day tries to return at night. This means that there is more fluid to deal with and this changes the thickness of the blood. This then changes the way the blood is returned and it can cause local spasm. It can feel like a worm is moving inside the leg or be very sharp. Often, patients do not have any visible varicose veins and are diagnosed with other problems like restless leg syndrome. With a simple ultrasound, we can determine if failed valves are the cause.
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