• Does Your Job Increase Your Varicose Vein Risk?

    Varicose veins are a common condition, affecting as much as 40% of women and 25% of men in the U.S. Sometimes varicose veins appear as purplish, twisted veins on the surface of the legs. Other times, there may not be visible physical signs of varicose vei

  • Are Bulging Veins in Legs Treatable?

    For some people, varicose veins are embarrassing because they cause bulging, twisted cord-like veins to appear on the surface of the skin. In these cases, it’s not uncommon for people to avoid wearing shorts or skirts that will show their legs, but bulg

  • Complications Of Varicose Veins: Heavy, Aching Legs

    According to the National Institutes of Health, 50% of people over the age of 50 have varicose veins to some degree. For some, twisted, blueish enlarged varicose veins are visible on the surface of the legs, but for many there are no visible physical sign

  • Can Varicose Veins Cause Restless Leg Syndrome?

    Do uncomfortable sensations that may be described as cramping, tingling, or aching in your legs make it hard for you to sleep at night? If so, restless leg syndrome (RLS) could be to blame.

  • Why You Don’t Need To Be Afraid Of Varicose Vein Treatments

    We often hear from new patients that they had put off seeking treatment for years, even though their symptoms of swelling, heaviness, or aching had become unbearable. The most common reason they delayed seeking treatment is because they assumed they’d h

  • Now Is The Best Time To Seek Treatment For Skin Discoloration From Varicose Veins

    While it’s common to experience swelling, pain, and aching from varicose veins, there are other adverse side effects that many people find frustrating. Skin discoloration, or hyperpigmentation, of the legs, ankles, and feet is one of the more advanced m

  • Complications Of Varicose Veins: Skin Rashes & Eczema

    When the leg veins just below the surface of the skin fail to function properly and keep blood pumping efficiently towards the heart, the resultant backward blood flow raises the pressure in the veins and distends the veins leading to the appearance of vi

  • Does Heat Make Varicose Veins Worse?

    It’s common for more people to seek treatment for varicose veins during the summer months. In part, this is because people are wearing shorts or skirts rather than the long pants or tights that cover their legs in cooler months, and they’re more aware

  • Complications Of Varicose Veins: Chronic Swelling

    Tens of millions of people—up to 40% of women and 25% of men—suffer from varicose veins. Some of these people know they have varicose veins because they can visibly see the raised and ropey, purplish veins on the surface of the skin on their legs. How

  • How One Patient Finally Found Relief From Restless Legs With Just 2 Treatments

    Cindy Arnold has been the Director of Operations at East Tennessee Vein Clinic for over seven years. And, like approximately 25 million other people in the U.S., Cindy had been suffering from varicose veins.

  • Men Get Varicose Veins, Too

    Sorry men, you can’t escape genetics. It’s a common misperception that only women get varicose veins, however, that’s not the case. While it is true that women are prone to more risk factors due to hormonal influences and childbearing, the most comm

  • Is It Possible To Prevent Varicose Veins, Or To Keep Them From Getting Worse?

    Many patients ask if it’s possible to prevent varicose veins from developing, or if they can prevent the ones they already have from getting worse. The short answer is no, unfortunately you can’t prevent all varicose veins from occuring. This is becau

  • Why A 3-Fold Approach Is Most Effective For Treating Varicose Veins

    Many patients with varicose veins are unhappy with the ropy, twisted bulges in their legs. Those blueish bulges form when veins in the leg swell because the one-way valves in the veins fail to keep blood moving upwards toward the heart.

  • Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatments?

    If you have varicose veins and have been putting off seeking treatment because you assume the cost will be beyond your budget, you’re not alone—many people make this assumption. However, once they realize that insurance typically covers treatment of v

  • 3 Reasons Seniors Should Seek Treatment For Varicose Veins

    Many older patients who seek varicose vein treatments hesitate to do so because they remember hearing stories about how their elders endured painful “vein stripping” procedures. However, varicose veins are treated much differently in 2018 thanks to ho

  • What To Expect During April’s Free Varicose Vein Screenings

    For many people who suffer from varicose vein symptoms, taking the first step to seek treatment may be the biggest hurdle. At East Tennessee Vein Clinic we understand that, which is why we are offering FREE varicose vein screening appointments for the mon

  • How To Relieve Varicose Vein Symptoms During & After Pregnancy

    As we discussed in a previous blog post about one young mom, it’s common for varicose vein symptoms to develop or worsen during pregnancy.

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  • 5 Medical Complications Of Untreated Varicose Veins

    Some people who have varicose veins don’t have painful symptoms but they’re concerned about how their legs look. Others have symptoms like swelling, throbbing, pain, and cramping that range in severity from mild to debilitating. And for some others, c

  • A Young Mom Learns How Troubling Varicose Veins Can Be During Pregnancy

    As if morning sickness isn’t enough, women who have varicose veins often experience worsening symptoms like aching, throbbing, and swelling during pregnancy. Pregnancy increases the blood volume in a woman’s body, which adds to the stress on the one-w

  • Why You Shouldn’t Believe "There's Nothing You Can Do To Treat Your Legs."

    At East Tennessee Vein Clinic, we commonly hear patients say they thought their varicose vein disease was untreatable, or they feared any possible treatments would be too painful or expensive. But when they learn that there are quick and non-invasive trea

  • Vein Doctor Recommendations for Swollen Legs and Ankles

    Many people with varicose vein disease wonder how and why it causes their legs and ankles to swell. In short, swelling in the legs and ankles is a result of lymphatic system overload or failure. The job of the lymphatics is to filter and return 20% of a s

  • 5 Cost-Effective Ways to Relieve Varicose Veins in Legs

    At East Tennessee Vein Center, we see firsthand every day just how common varicose veins are. In fact, nearly half the U.S. population has them to varying degrees. For some, they are a cosmetic nuisance, but for many others they cause pain, swelling, achi

  • When to See A Doctor About Your Varicose Veins Symptoms

    Many people assume that varicose veins are solely a cosmetic issue, and that to seek treatment would be for aesthetic appearance purposes only. However, varicose veins are actually a medical condition that quite often require treatment.

  • What Causes Varicose Veins?

    Tens of millions of people—up to 40% of women and 25% of men—suffer from varicose veins. While they may form anywhere on the body, varicose veins typically occur on the legs or feet. For many, they appear as purplish, enlarged veins that twist like a

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Venous Leg Ulcers

    Chronic venous insufficiency is a frequent problem among patients characterized by leg swelling, varying symptoms of pain and may be attended by subtle changes in the skin of the lower legs.

“I have been to several doctor offices over the years from my FMD to other medical specialist. The ETVC clinic has the kindest staff of all the offices I have ever been to. I never felt like I was just another person in their door, and they were always friendly and kind.

I have a fear of needles and a low tolerance to pain so I was nervous to start my procedures in the beginning. The staff took this into consideration during every procedure and made my visit as comfortable as possible; Trecia and Shannon were wonderful! Dr. Douglass and his staff even sang with me during my surgery to take my mind off the procedures. My legs are looking good and feeling great and I would recommend ETVC to anyone! I actually shared your offices’ information with a co-worker as I typed this. Thank you, Dr. Douglass & Staff!”

- A. S., Knoxville, TN