Vein engorgements are a common problem in athletes and could indicate a much more serious problem. Superficial veins in the lower legs and arms often become engorged when the limb is injured or overused; often long after the original injury has taken place. The injury can create the formation of a blood clot deep in muscle tissue where it can go undetected for a period of time. However, these clots will eventually develop symptoms like pain, swelling and engorged veins in the area. At this point, there is a risk that this clot could break free from the leg or arm and make its way into the lungs, where it could create a pulmonary embolism.
About Vein Engorgement In Athletes
Engorged veins in athletes are always a concern because they can lead to more serious medical conditions. If you train heavily and notice that a vein in your leg or arm has become engorged, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. At Incredible Veins, we are experienced in treating vein engorgement in athletes, to protect them from a more serious problem. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and find out about treatment options.