Varicose veins and spider veins develop gradually and progressively. They are unsightly and are often a source of considerable discomfort. Both varicose veins and spider veins can cause symptoms. Symptoms often become worse during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy for women. The symptoms can include:

  • Aching, tenderness
  • Heaviness, fatigue
  • General restlessness in the legs
  • Burning pain
  • Throbbing pain
  • Itching
  • Leg cramps, particularly at night
  • Ankle swelling
  • Skin discoloration at the ankle
  • Skin ulcers above the ankle