Varicose veins are twisted and bulging veins. Varicose veins can form near the surface of the skin. The veins in the legs are most usually affected by varicose veins because standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body.
Many people suffer from varicose veins and spider veins, which are a smaller variation of varicose veins. In certain people, varicose veins can cause excruciating pain and agony. Varicose veins can sometimes lead to more serious issues. Self-care techniques or procedures performed by a health care provider to shut or eliminate veins may be used in treatment.