How long will it take for pain after sclerotherapy to subside?

My mom (in her late 50s) recently had sclerotherapy for her foot and endovenous laser ablation for her leg. It's been nearly one and a half weeks, but the pain in her feet (not in legs) remains. The pain is not intense but is noticeable. We have compression bandages and pain reliever/anti-inflammatory tablets but they are not helping much. The doctor said it's due to numerous varicose + spider veins in her foot and that it will take more time to heal. I want a good second opinion on this.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I would follow up with her treating physician. It is uncommon to have pain after sclerotherapy. If your mom had microphlebectomies for the varicose veins, then she may have pain and discomfort in the areas treated. These symptoms could last as long as a month. The foot is sensitive because of all the veins in the area. Wet heat to the area that hurts and anti-inflammatory meds are the treatment. If she has a lot of pain, a stronger medication can be prescribed by her treating physician.

Published on Jan 07, 2019

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I would follow up with her treating physician. It is uncommon to have pain after sclerotherapy. If your mom had microphlebectomies for the varicose veins, then she may have pain and discomfort in the areas treated. These symptoms could last as long as a month. The foot is sensitive because of all the veins in the area. Wet heat to the area that hurts and anti-inflammatory meds are the treatment. If she has a lot of pain, a stronger medication can be prescribed by her treating physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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