What Are Sore Veins

by Annette Badowski

Posted on Friday 24th of October 2008


Sore veins are disorders of the veins that can cause pain in the sufferer. The most common sore veins are varicose and spider veins, which, aside from being painful, can create a demarcation on the legs. A weakening in the vessel wall often causes varicose veins, which may appear as swollen, twisted clusters of blue or purple veins. Sometimes, thin red capillaries called spider veins surround these veins. Spider veins are a group of small blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin. Spider veins may also be called venous telengiectasias.

Both spider and varicose veins can occur on any part of the body, but they are most often presented on the pelvic area and lower extremities. The demarcation causes by these sore veins often appear because they are very close to the surface of the skin.

What are the symptoms of sore veins?

Many people with varicose or spider veins may not experience any pain, but are often concerned by how their legs look. Those who do experience discomfort from sore veins most often report swelling in the legs, muscle cramps, soreness, burning, throbbing and tingling, soreness behind the knee, itching of the veins, and discoloration of the skin, primarily around the ankles.

The condition most often occurs in women, who most often try to hide them with support panty hose especially designed for the disorder. Although not a sign of a serious condition, they appear to be mostly aggravated by long periods of standing. In women, symptoms can grow worse during menstruation or pregnancy. Varicose Veins increase with age and can affect 30-60% of the adult population.

What are the causes of Sore Veins?

Varicose and Spider veins often occur when healthy vein walls become weak and swell. This will cause the blood to back up and pool inside the vein. Varicose veins can also be attributed to an increased pressure in the leg veins or defective valves in the veins.

There are a number of factors that can bring about the development of sore veins, the most common factors being heredity, advancing age, jobs and activities where prolonged standing occurs, obesity, birth control pill use, hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy or menstruation, hormone replacement therapy, wearing tight clothing, injury to the veins, blood clots and certain disease of the liver.

Will Painwave X4000 help with Sore Veins?

Positively! The Painwave X4000 is a non-invasive, drug-free method of relief that can help anyone who suffers from the aches and pains associated with sore veins. The Painwave X4000 works in concert with the body’s own bioelectromagnetic ecosystem and has no side effects. To use it, simply wave the device gently over the surface of the skin in a small circular motion. After chronic, long-term use, the Painwave X4000 will promote improved circulation, cell activity and lymphatic movements. These enhancements are beneficial in the relief of pain and other discomforts. In many cases, this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate pain completely.

Note: the information on this page should not be used to perform a self-diagnosis. If you have sore veins, contact a practicing, certified physician for a full medical evaluation.



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