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Varicose Veins

Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care

Pain Management Physicians & Vein Specialists located across Northwest Indiana

Varicose veins affect the vascular health of 35% of people in the United States. If large, twisted veins are causing you pain, you can find comprehensive treatment services at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care. The experienced physicians provide sclerotherapy and laser treatments at offices in Hobart, LaPorte, Merrillville, Munster, and Valparaiso, Indiana, to destroy damaged veins and improve your vascular health. Find out which varicose vein treatment is right for you by calling the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins that most often develop on the legs due to venous insufficiency. 

These veins become enlarged when the valves that keep blood flowing in one direction fail and allow blood to flow backward through the vein. As the blood begins to pool, your vein becomes large and twisted, causing a noticeable bulge in your skin.

Your legs tend to develop varicose veins because the blood moving through your legs has to fight gravity as it travels back to your heart. Your risk for varicose veins increases if you’re overweight or obese or if you’re pregnant.

Standing for long periods of time and having a family history of varicose veins also increase the likelihood of you developing varicose veins.

When should I seek treatment for varicose veins?

Many people seek treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic reasons. The bulging veins may make you unhappy with the appearance of your legs.

You should also schedule a diagnostic evaluation for varicose veins if you experience symptoms in your legs like:

  • Itching
  • Heaviness
  • Aching or pain
  • Burning sensations
  • Muscle cramps during the night
  • Restless legs syndrome

The vein specialists at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care can evaluate the severity of your varicose veins and recommend the right treatment plan for you.

How are varicose veins treated?

There are several treatment options available at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care to destroy varicose veins and improve your overall vein health. Your provider may recommend treatments like:

Venous ablation

Venous ablation is a non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency or laser technology to destroy the damaged vein. Your body naturally absorbs the destroyed vein, and your blood reroutes to healthy nearby veins.


Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special chemical agent to destroy the varicose vein. The team uses Varithena™, an injectable foam that irritates the vein and causes it to collapse.

They also use the VenaSeal™ vein closure system that uses a medical adhesive to seal off the vein and collapse it. Blood moves to nearby, healthy veins, and your body absorbs the treated vein.


Phlebectomy involves the removal of an enlarged vein through a small incision in the treatment area. This type of procedure treats enlarged and painful varicose veins and restores your vein health.

Your provider may also recommend wearing compression stockings after your procedure to improve blood flow in your legs and reduce your risk for additional varicose veins.

Learn more about your treatment options for painful, twisted varicose veins by calling the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care office nearest you or by using the online booking feature to request a consultation today.