Over the last month, the varicose veins in the back of my knees, right above my support socks, have gotten worse. How can I fix it?

I've been wearing knee high support socks for 3 years now.

Answers from doctors (3)


More About Doctor Vein Treatment Clinic

Published on Apr 02, 2018

Consider a full venous reflux evaluation with a vein specialist to determine venous reflux. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to help the blood return back to the heart. Vein experts use ultrasound to scan the lower extremities to determine the vessels that are presenting venous reflux. Signs and symptoms of venous reflux are diverse, but rapidly spreading veins is a sign of a possible underlying cause that is important to be determined and medically treated. Medical compression socks can only help relieve the symptoms while they are on; however, without treatment of venous insufficiency, those with the condition may experience progressive symptoms that can ultimately debilitate and impact the quality of life. This outcome is preventable with proper vein treatment and currently there are newer and easier ways to treat both the underlying process and and also existent varicose veins.

Hope this helps and thank you for your question.

Answered by Vein Treatment Clinic (View Profile)

Consider a full venous reflux evaluation with a vein specialist to determine venous reflux. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to help the blood return back to the heart. Vein experts use ultrasound to scan the lower extremities to determine the vessels that are presenting venous reflux. Signs and symptoms of venous reflux are diverse, but rapidly spreading veins is a sign of a possible underlying cause that is important to be determined and medically treated. Medical compression socks can only help relieve the symptoms while they are on; however, without treatment of venous insufficiency, those with the condition may experience progressive symptoms that can ultimately debilitate and impact the quality of life. This outcome is preventable with proper vein treatment and currently there are newer and easier ways to treat both the underlying process and and also existent varicose veins.

Hope this helps and thank you for your question.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialists of Arizona

Published on Apr 02, 2018

You require a full venous ultrasound done standing to determine the cause of what you see. This will determine if you have a problem, where it starts and how severe it is. That will dictate how to to treat it.

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Answered by Vein Specialists of Arizona

You require a full venous ultrasound done standing to determine the cause of what you see. This will determine if you have a problem, where it starts and how severe it is. That will dictate how to to treat it.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Apr 02, 2018

The failure of varicose veins to respond to medical management is an indication to fix them. The gold standard of treatment would be to have a venous duplex ultrasound done of the venous system in the affected leg. This will determine the source of the varicose veins. The treatment usually consists of sealing the refluxing valves with a closure technique and then treating the varicose veins with sclerotherapy or removal through micro incisions.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The failure of varicose veins to respond to medical management is an indication to fix them. The gold standard of treatment would be to have a venous duplex ultrasound done of the venous system in the affected leg. This will determine the source of the varicose veins. The treatment usually consists of sealing the refluxing valves with a closure technique and then treating the varicose veins with sclerotherapy or removal through micro incisions.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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