What are the symptoms of varicose veins or venous insufficiency?
Symptoms caused by venous insufficiency and varicose veins include aching pain, easy leg fatigue, and leg heaviness, all of which worsen as the day progresses. Many people find they need to sit down in the afternoon and elevate their legs to relieve these symptoms. In more severe cases, venous insufficiency and reflux can cause skin discoloration and ulceration, which may be very difficult to treat. One percent of adults over age 60 have chronic ulceration.