What Medical Problems can be caused by Spider Veins?

Dr. Warren has been in private practice doing phlebology since 1999. Phlebology is the branch of medicine that deals with the care of vein disease. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology and is located in Palm Desert between El Paseo and Deep Canyon on the south side of Highway 111. She has performed thousands of minimally invasive vein procedures and has been a trainer of other physicians in all aspects of these procedures.

For some people, spider veins are more than just a cosmetic eye sore. Spider veins are rarely a serious health problem, but they can and often do cause aching, cramping, itching, throbbing, burning, tingling and heaviness. Spider veins can also be a sign of deeper venous insufficiency, (veins beneath the skin surface with poor functioning valves causing more severe problems like swelling, skin thickening, discoloration and ulcerations).