Corona phlebectasia, commonly known as varicose veins or spider veins on the foot and around the ankle, can be problematic. The vein projections under the skin are often painful, especially if you lift or bear any weight that exerts pressure on the feet. The podiatrists at Advanced Foot, Ankle, and Wounds Specialists, PA, have an excellent historical record of successful treatments of varicose veins. Tamarac vein disorders significantly decline among the residents due to the compassionate and dedicated caregivers’ effective treatment procedures at the mentioned facility.
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Frequent Questions and Concerns on Varicose Veins
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins, or corona phlebectasia, is a medical condition with spider veins capillaries protruding under the foot or around ankle skin that mimics “corona.” Corona means radiation of fan-like rays emanating from the sun’s surface. “Phlebectasia” in this regard shows the presence of abnormal capillary veins. Combined, they all refer to fan-like spread abnormal veins.
The veins’ protrusions result from veins failing to return blood to the heart after delivering oxygen and nutrients to the legs. This situation can likely result in ulcers that form either under the calf, above the ankle, or other lower leg regions.
Are There Types of Veins Disorders?
The types of vein disorders affecting the feet include:
- May-Thurner syndrome that causes iliac artery compression.
- Deep vein thrombosis, a result of a blood clot in the deep veins.
- Chronic venous insufficiency referring to malfunctioning of the vein valve.
- A peripheral arterial disease causing narrowing in the leg arteries, limiting oxygen supply in the leg.
They pose the first symptoms because they are the furthest points from the heart.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Usually, the blood circulation is in one direction. Valves often anchor this blood flow within the blood vessels; when the valves fail, they trigger a backward blood leak known as venous insufficiency or venous reflux. A bulge surfaces on the skin when blood pools in the affected region of the vein.
Persons with corona phlebectasia usually have underlying venous reflux near the small saphenous veins in the lower leg. This condition is treatable by cyanoacrylate closure, a procedure involving radiofrequency as a medical adhesive.
The testing of spider veins is done by the Ankle-Brachial Index test (ABI), a procedure for comparing the ankle’s blood pressure to the arms’ as we determine the magnitude of the veins’ damage. After the diagnosis, the team discusses the best treatment plan for you; usually including lifestyle change recommendations like exercising more, switching diet, and stopping smoking. In foot ulcer conditions, the team uses hyperbaric oxygen to treat you.
What Are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?
- Swelling of the foot and ankle veins that are relatively red and tender when you touch.
- Experiencing aches in legs, ankles, and feet.
- Skin breakage around the feet and ankle.
- Having perpetual cramping with fatigue.
- Severe venous disease indication through skin rash or ulceration around the ankle or feet.
- Experiencing burning throbs, itches around the feet, legs, and ankles.
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