Such varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, painful superficial veins resulting from poorly functioning valves. In normal veins, valves in the vein keep blood moving forward toward the heart. With varicose veins, this function becomes much more difficult.
"¢ Pain in the legs: fullness, heaviness, aching
"¢ Visible, enlarged veins
"¢ Mild swelling of ankles
"¢ Skin at the ankle discolored brown
"¢ Skin ulcers near the ankle