I thought I'd ask here as the knowledge pool here is impressive
If you remember in July of 2009 in this thread I asked about pressure stockings and other things related to my ulcers on my legs that had me in and out of the hospital for a very long time. I think that now it has become that time that I'm going get the EVLP surgery done to my Greater Saphenous vein, as my legs are not getting any better and they are tired and heavy all the time, the ache constantly. They are itchy and the skin in certain spots is red/brown and flaky, all symptoms that point to Varicose veins. It seems I do not have the typical bugging veins that most get, I have a problem with the ID of the Great Saphenous vein, it is too large which makes the pressure in the vein low, and because of the low pressure the blood flow in the vein is not good, because the oneway valves do not open well.
I found a Vein Doctor not far away, who did an untra sound and told me that my problem was an enlarged Saphenous Vein in my groin area. He recommended that I start wearing the pressure socks and in two weeks my ulcers were healed. At the time he mentioned a laser surgery that could be done on an out patient basis that would effectively cure the problem, I think it is called EVLT which looks really common outside of Japan, but no so much here in Japan, where they still mostly do the vein stripping, which is a much more invasive procedure.
The reason I'm looking at this is train as much as I can, ride as hard as I can, or take some days off, etc no matter what I do my legs ache all the time. I still have the power to get up the hills pulling a trailer full of beer but I know that tonight when I sit down for a while my legs will just simply ache, tomorrow when I wake up and get out of bed, the first few steps I take, my legs will ache. I know about pain after a hard ride, but I'm not riding that hard, and I never seem to recover.
From my reading on the web, this aching, heavy legs and tiredness, along with pins and needles sensation, and the itchiness are all common symptoms of the varicose vein problem.
What I'm asking is if anyone has any experience with this?
I'm tired of my legs aching all the time
I found >> this site << in English that explains what I'm talking about fairly clearly. I hope to be in and out in a few hours with a very quick recovery.
If anyone has any experience, I'd really appreciate some comments.