Do Varicose Veins cause you to have severe leg cramps?

Is this a side effect of having varicose veins and can varicose vein surgery effectively treat this condition?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (8)


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

If you have cramping before you are treated, it could be caused by the varicose vein and deeper vein reflux. The best way to tell is to wear a medical-grade (20-30 mmHg or higher) thigh-length hose during the day and remove at night. This ensures your blood is circulating correctly and not "pooling" in the lower legs.

Published on Dec 06, 2018

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

If you have cramping before you are treated, it could be caused by the varicose vein and deeper vein reflux. The best way to tell is to wear a medical-grade (20-30 mmHg or higher) thigh-length hose during the day and remove at night. This ensures your blood is circulating correctly and not "pooling" in the lower legs.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Leg cramps are associated with varicose veins and also have many other causes. Treating the varicose veins MAY resolve the problem. However, there is no guarantee that treating the varicose veins will eradicate the leg cramps.

Published on Jun 04, 2012

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Leg cramps are associated with varicose veins and also have many other causes. Treating the varicose veins MAY resolve the problem. However, there is no guarantee that treating the varicose veins will eradicate the leg cramps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

The increased venous pressure from leaking valves in the veins can certainly lead to pain and achiness and heaviness in the legs. This is typically worse toward the end of the day and improved with rest and elevation and usually by the morning. Patients may also complain of restless legs syndrome and other unusual symptoms.

Published on Nov 16, 2009

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The increased venous pressure from leaking valves in the veins can certainly lead to pain and achiness and heaviness in the legs. This is typically worse toward the end of the day and improved with rest and elevation and usually by the morning. Patients may also complain of restless legs syndrome and other unusual symptoms.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Miller Vein

Varicose veins can cause leg cramps as well as restless legs. The current treatments have been successful in alleviating these symptoms.

Published on Nov 03, 2009

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Answered by Miller Vein

Varicose veins can cause leg cramps as well as restless legs. The current treatments have been successful in alleviating these symptoms.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialists

The increased venous pressure from leaking valves in the veins can certainly
lead to pain and achiness and heaviness in the legs. This is typically
worse toward the end of the day and improved with rest and elevation and
usually by the morning. Patients may complain of restless legs syndrome and
other unusual symptoms.

Published on Nov 02, 2009

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Answered by Vein Specialists

The increased venous pressure from leaking valves in the veins can certainly
lead to pain and achiness and heaviness in the legs. This is typically
worse toward the end of the day and improved with rest and elevation and
usually by the morning. Patients may complain of restless legs syndrome and
other unusual symptoms.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Varicose veins can cause leg aching, but don't usually cause the muscle spasm type leg cramps. Vein procedures would aleviate the heavy aching feeling one may have after being on one's feet all day.

Published on Nov 02, 2009

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Varicose veins can cause leg aching, but don't usually cause the muscle spasm type leg cramps. Vein procedures would aleviate the heavy aching feeling one may have after being on one's feet all day.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

Varicose veins can cause leg cramping, but so can several other conditions. It is important to determine the cause of the cramping prior to any treatments.

Published on Nov 02, 2009

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

Varicose veins can cause leg cramping, but so can several other conditions. It is important to determine the cause of the cramping prior to any treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

Leg cramps are not a common symptom of varicose veins. You may want to be screened by a vascular surgeon for arterial disease (which is not related to varicose veins).

Published on Nov 02, 2009

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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

Leg cramps are not a common symptom of varicose veins. You may want to be screened by a vascular surgeon for arterial disease (which is not related to varicose veins).

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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