Signs and symptoms
Although many patients have cosmetic complaints, varicose veins could cause disturbing symptoms. The symptoms include leg pain, heavy legs, swelling (or edema), and burning or itchy sensation of the feet. Patients sometimes feel the need to constantly move their feet or elevate their legs to feel comfortable. It should be noted however that these symptoms are absent in the morning. They appear during the day and get worse at the end of the workday.