Michael Traurig, MD, RVT, RPVI, RPHS

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Difference Between Varicose And Spider Veins

Varicose veins are described as large, raised, swollen blood vessels that develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin. They can twist and turn up and down the legs, and are unsightly and embarrassing. According to www.webmd.com, spider veins are smaller red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn. Spider […]

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Seniors & Veins

Older adults should consider the health of their veins. Paying attention to venous health is an important aspect of successful aging – and one that has historically gone untreated. “Many seniors have been told that heavy, aching legs are a normal part of aging, but that’s often not the case,” said Dr. Asbjornsen of the […]

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Sclerotherapy in Review

                Since the FDA approved radiofrequency endovenous ablation in 1999, the therapies and techniques used to treat venous disease have continued to make great strides. Sclerotherapy in Review Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and varicose veins by injecting a sclerosing agent into the interior of the […]

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Exercising and Varicose Veins

      If you already have a pre-existing venous condition such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, exercising can be painful! There are some exercises that are more likely to worsen varicose veins as well. It is important to see a specialist regarding any changes or discomfort. Exercise is part of a healthy routine […]

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Signs and Symptoms

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm. The signs and symptoms of a DVT include: Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm) Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse […]

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A Greenville Veins Holiday Poem

With Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore. Twas the week before Christmas, And all through your legs, Do you have pain or swelling? Does it feel like the plague?   If you’re wincing and suffering from varicose veins, It’s time to do something about your unrelenting pain. Just call Vein Centers for Excellence of Greenville at […]

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What are the causes of varicose veins?

What Causes Varicose Veins? At Vein Centers for Excellence of Greenville, we know that there are a great many causes of varicose veins, from who your parents are to if you’ve gained a lot of weight to where you work. Let us explain… – Heredity: The primary contributing factor to venous reflux (vein disease) is heredity. […]

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