Varicose veins are the veins that become enlarged. They commonly refer to the veins of the legs.
The indications of the varicose veins include:
• Swelling in ankle or calf.
• Heavy legs with ache, especially at night.
• Appearance of spider veins in the affected leg.
• Skin discoloration to brownish or blue near the affected vein.
• Itching, redness and dryness of the skin area.
• Inflammation, pain or ulceration near vein.
• White, irregular scar like patches seen in ankle.
• Cramps in legs when one stands up or moves suddenly.
• Minor injuries may take a lot of time to heal.