Because our senses are so subjective, what something feels like is often tough to describe. When it comes to varicose veins related pain, what each of us experiences and how we perceive it may be entirely different. So I think the best thing I could do is to briefly describe my own interpretation of the varicose vein discomfort I have experienced, and then tell you what else can be expected, at least on paper.
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From everything I have read, the pain I experienced came in the most common form: a dull, achy one. I felt a bit of throbbing, my legs felt a bit heavier than usual, but there was this definite dull achiness and pressure sensation that was never there before. Things are, unfortunately, a little hard to describe beyond that. That being said, when I read that this type of pain is exactly what I can expect with varicose veins, I immediately knew that is what I had. I hope my potentially subpar description will help you in a similar way.
In addition to the throbbing, dull ache and pressure sensation, some other forms of pain we can feel as a result of varicose veins include cramping, heaviness, soreness or tenderness. The pain may also be worse after standing or sitting for a prolonged period of time. A few of us can also experience itching around the veins. And any combination of these symptoms is a possibility.
The other tricky thing with varicose veins pain is that it is also possible to feel no pain at all. As you can see, things can be all over the place, sometimes making them hard to pinpoint.
My best advice is that if you think you may be experiencing pain caused by varicose veins (especially when backed up by visual confirmation of bulging, misshapen veins), try a few of the natural treatments we have used to manage our condition. They will make a difference. When the pain starts going away, you know you’re on the right track. All the remedies we talk about are easy to implement, all are affordable, and some even cost nothing more than a few minutes of your time.