Varicose veins of lower limbs, also known as “earthworm legs”, refers to the superficial veins on the inner side of the thighs that stretch, expand and bend due to blood reflux obstacles.
mild cases may cause edema of ankle, dorsum of foot and lower leg, resulting in stasis dermatitis, thrombophlebitis, etc., causing pain, walking inconvenience and even prolonged ulcer. In severe cases, venous thrombosis may occur, and thrombus shedding may lead to pulmonary embolism, with fatal risk. Once there is arterial occlusion or ischemic necrosis of the lower extremity, amputation may be necessary.
not only that, earthworm legs may also be primary lower extremity deep venous valve insufficiency, post thrombosis syndrome, arteriovenous fistula and other diseases, which can be identified by clinical physical examination and imaging examination.
standing for a long time, sitting for a long time with little movement and lying down for a long time will cause venous reflux to slow down, resulting in venous blood stasis. For example, teachers, drivers, medical staff, barbers, waiters, office workers in front of computers, etc. are all high-risk groups.
in the early stage, red filaments may appear in the skin, and there may be blue purple reticular veins and spider like reticular varices. In this case, most people don’t feel pain.
if continuous class or standing work, frequently raise and straighten your legs during recess or work breaks, or sit down for a while to reduce venous blood accumulation.
people who need to sit for a long time should pay attention to that their legs should be parallel when sitting, avoid crossing their legs, and get up to move once every 1 hour. Raising the leg at noon or at night can promote the venous blood return of lower limbs.
under the guidance of a doctor, go to a regular medical device store to choose a suitable medical elastic socks. Early use can promote blood return and slow down the disease process.
patients who do not want to receive surgical treatment, have active ulcer or have deep venous insufficiency with obvious symptoms can consider medication control to reduce symptoms.