I had always worked on my feet, even after I recovered from my auto accident, with the help of a good pain doctor I worked another five years as an animal care specialist (again though) always on my feet. In the last couple of months I have been having problems with varicous veins. I have alot of spider veins, but I have a very serious varicous vien that runs from my groin all the way down to my knee. It seems lately that it turns dark blue at the side of my knee and that is the pain that keps me up every night. Of course, it just has to be on the oppisite leg from wjere I crushed my foot in my auto accident. I have made my doctor aware, but I am on alot of pain medication and there isn't really anything he can do. I was just wondering if anybody may be experiencing the same problem. I was also hoping until I can get to a specialist (or even the ER) I fear, someone may have some advice or a home remedy... ANYTHING! really, I am in as much pain as I was right after my auto accident. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Fall Queen
Hi, I suffer from varicose veins after my heart surgery, I would recommend that you search on the net for varicose stockings which would be perhaps available in the US, this could some what contain the development of the veins.
The other remedy is perhaps to get in touch with a specialist who would puncture the effected veins, we in India do have this facility available, 'am sure you could find it available in the US too.
Take care, & do let me know the outcome.
Your Majesty, our Fall Queen,
Can't veins be operated on? Would that relieve the pain you are experiencing?
Have you talked to your doc about surgery for this? Am I asking enough questions?
I am so sorry that you are in agony over this, please find a surgeon that can take care of this for you Dear Queen!
I also have foot and leg pain, and 4 inch heels do not help, and working on ones feet in those heels sure aggravates this situation.
Please let us know what you decide to do?
Your pal in pain,
Hi Fall Queen! I'm so sorry to learn of your pain. :)
Until you get to a specialist, you could try to keep your legs elevated as much as possible. Also, try not to sit in one position for a long duration. This will enable the blood to pool in your veins which may increase the pressure. (Not good for anyone, actually) Try to keep moving; not sedentary.
You got excellent advice when it was suggested to buy special stockings.
Lose a little bit of weight if you're able to if you happen to be overweight.
I sometimes have excruciating pain in my left leg (my "bad" leg LOL) and I find that taking Vitamin E helps me. I've been suffering the past week with this and now I fear I may end up afterward with more varicose veins. I've increased my pain medication and that's the only thing right now helping me pull through. I can barely walk. Owweee~~~ouch!!! :(
Do some research in books or the internet. Would any items such as food, coffee, medications or alcohol aggravate this condition? It's great that you're wondering about other people and their situations, Fall Queen.
I find much comfort in laying on my recliner most of the time (that's even where I sleep at night). Keeping my leg up does wonders for me! I hope that this could possibly alleviate some of your pain as well, Fall Queen. Good luck, Your Majesty! from your humble servant, Wendy :)
i get injections in my veins to help them desolve and i had to wear pressure stockings until i told my doctor i was allergic to them!but the injections are like having the surgery but it's done with chemicals instead of going in and striping the veins! it does take about a year of injections to finish the job but well worth it !and my insurance covered the injections and ultrasounds!the do ultra sounds of your veins to where and how to fix them!hope i have helped you some !good luck & God bless !
Hey fall queen, sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. It is a vascular surgeon who takes care of serious varicose veins. If they are too bad, injections will not help, and they need to be operated on. It is not a bad operation, but they strip the vein or veins out. The reason other than pain that you want them removed is because you are in a much higher bracket so to speak, of getting blood clots. In fact, when they hurt that much, you SHOULD go IMMEDIATELY to the doctor, ER, vascular surgeon, wherever to make SURE that you do NOT have a clot. The clot is not a problem in and of itself, but the real problem is if it breaks off and goes to your lungs or heart. Then you can be in REAL trouble quickly. This is not something that you should wait. You should have it checked out SOON. While you are waiting for your appt. they sell compression hose in the medical supply stores that help push the blood back up to your heart.
This is important to avoid any clots, and you should wear the compression hose at all times until you have your varicose veins taken care of. Good luck, and please, do let us know how you are.
My dearest fall queen, I can't really add much to the great answers you already got. But I do agree with trying the stockings. I think they call them compression hose? Ask the pharmacist for sure. But double check with the doc. It also helps trying to keep the top part of your leg, where it meets the hip, straightened out as long as you can. It will relieve some of the pressure on those nerves and veins. In other words. Lay down but keep that leg straight. If you can stand ice, it may help numb it too. Happy you got SOME pain relief, that's important. But whatever you do, find a way to get it taken care of. What kind of op would it be? How much? Maybe you could find a vascular surgeon to do it on a payment type thing, so much down, x amount per month. Miss you much my friend.
as always, best wishes,
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