Venous Disease

(Leg Vein Problems)


You can have problems in your veins without any symptoms. About 50 percent of the people with one of the most serious types of venous disease (leg vein problems), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), don’t have any symptoms.1 If you have symptoms, don’t ignore them—your body is telling you to get help.

Common symptoms of venous disease include the following:

  • Swelling and pain in the legs or ankles
  • Areas on your legs that are painful, tender, or warm to the touch
  • Unexplained tightness in the calves
  • A heavy, tired, or restless feeling in your leg
  • Pain while walking or soon after stopping
  • Skin color changes, redness, or flaky skin
  • Sores or ulcers
  • Foot cramps
  • Varicose veins or spider veins
  • Swelling along a vein, just below the skin
  • Pain when applying gentle pressure to a superficial vein
  • Hardening of a vein
  • Itchy, throbbing, or burning areas on the legs
  • Low-grade fever