Veins Behind Knees: What to Do When This Happens

Do you struggle with painful, bulging, ropy varicose veins in your upper thighs, calves or behind your knees? Varicose veins commonly occur in these areas because the veins are superficial, which means they lie just beneath the surface of the skin. When it comes to veins behind the knees, make sure to consult with an experienced vein specialist first. It’s important that a vein specialist thoroughly evaluate your problem veins behind the knee, as these types of issues typically develop due to an underlying problem that needs to be addressed first.

Treatment options for bulging veins behind knees

Once the veins behind your knees have been examined, your vein specialist may offer one of several minimally invasive treatment techniques, depending on the severity of your condition.  The team of experienced vein experts at Carolina Vein Specialists currently offers the following vein treatments:

  • Endovenous laser ablation (EVLT)
    Using ultrasound, a thin, laser fiber is guided into the vein through a tiny opening in the skin. Laser energy is delivered through the fiber to the inside of a diseased vein wall, causing it to close which eliminates “reflux” (backflow pressure) to the varicose vein at its source. 
  • Microphlebectomy
    During the procedure, the skin is numbed. Tiny pinholes are then made and the veins are easily removed using specialized tools. The procedure is often done with EVLT (endovenous laser ablation) to treat the underlying source of veins at the same time. 
  • Endovenous chemical ablation
    Using an ultrasound to see these abnormal veins, a medication designed to close the veins, is injected to eliminate symptoms and help to make any surface veins disappear. 
  • VenaSeal™
    The VenaSeal Closure System is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that injects an adhesive agent into the larger, invisible veins under the surface of the skin that feed into the abnormal, varicose veins.

If you suffer from painful, swollen varicose veins and need highly skilled, minimally invasive varicose vein treatment in Carolina, please call Carolina Vein Specialists at 336-218-8346.