What are Spider Veins
Varicose veins and spider veins are two of the most common vein conditions that people deal with. A varicose vein is large and swollen, with a blue or dark purple colouring. They often look bulging and twisted, and can rise up above the surface of the skin. While varicose veins aren’t usually painful, they can produce an achy or heavy feeling or a burning, throbbing sensation.
A spider vein is similar, but they are smaller in size, can be found closer to the surface of the skin, and are often red or blue. Symptoms include:
- throbbing pain
- a burning sensation