I still have a burning sensation where I had Sclerotherapy done to my ankle 2 weeks ago. It's so painful by the end of the night it keeps me up.

The veins are hard, but not discolored. I have to wear a different pair of sneakers when running because the vein by my ankle swells. Is this common? Will it go away with time? Thank you

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Advanced Vein Center

Published on Dec 06, 2016

This is hard question to answer and best addressed by whomever treated you. You should not have this pain.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

This is hard question to answer and best addressed by whomever treated you. You should not have this pain.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Dec 02, 2016

You may have an inflammed vein from the treatment. This is called phlebitis and it can be quite painful. Some solution may have gone into a vein unintentionally. Low heat often, aspirin or ibuprofen several times per day can help. It should resolve with time. However have your sclerotherapist check the veins in the area for trapped blood also. Another fairly common side effect.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You may have an inflammed vein from the treatment. This is called phlebitis and it can be quite painful. Some solution may have gone into a vein unintentionally. Low heat often, aspirin or ibuprofen several times per day can help. It should resolve with time. However have your sclerotherapist check the veins in the area for trapped blood also. Another fairly common side effect.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Medilaser, Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center

Published on Dec 02, 2016

It sounds to me like there might be some trapped blood in the vein that was sclerosed. Call your doctor that did the sclerotherapy and ask them to remove the trapped blood, it will be instant relief. That usually just involves them poking it with a needle and squeezing the old blood out.

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Answered by Medilaser, Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center

It sounds to me like there might be some trapped blood in the vein that was sclerosed. Call your doctor that did the sclerotherapy and ask them to remove the trapped blood, it will be instant relief. That usually just involves them poking it with a needle and squeezing the old blood out.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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