Common Symptoms of Varicose Veins
The first physical symptom of varicose veins is usually their appearance. As the disease progresses, though, other symptoms occur. These include:
- Heavy, tired, and achy legs, with symptoms worsening during prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
- Painful swelling as well as tenderness around the bulging veins.
- Muscle cramping, sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling in the lower legs1.
Unless the underlying cause of varicose veins is treated, over time they will usually enlarge and worsen.