Vein Care Center

Vein Conditions

When damage or disease affects your blood vessels, seek expert diagnosis and vein treatments from the best vein specialist. You can find the most experienced, caring vein doctors at the Vein Care Center, with convenient hours and locations in NYC, contact the vein specialists in the Financial District, Greenwich Village, Midtown Manhattan, Upper East Side. In New Jersey, call the nearest location in Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Paramus, Cranford or East Brunswick.

    Why Are Vein Conditions Serious?

    Veins are highways, avenues and surface streets of the circulatory system. Any injury or disease affecting their function can lead to devastating medical consequences. Veins serve the whole by returning blood from the organs and tissues to the heart and lungs for re-oxygenation. Blood in the veins contains carbon dioxide to be exhaled out of your body.

    Without a healthy blood flow in your veins, your body systems clog with toxic blood full of carbon dioxide. Unlike arteries, which benefit from gravity to aid delivery of oxygenated blood, veins contain valves to help the unidirectional flow of blood. Abnormal vein conditions affect the circulation of your blood, leading to potentially life-threatening conditions.

    The critical function of veins means any vein condition requires immediate diagnosis and treatment. At the Vein Clinic in New York City and New Jersey, the doctors — led by Dr. Jonathan Arad — offer specialized vein treatments after a personalized vein consultation and a diagnosis.

    Blood Clot

    What Is a Blood Clot?

    A common and dangerous condition, a blood clot forms when blood in a vein changes from a liquid to a semi-solid or gel-like state. The clot can dislodge from the blood and flow through the veins, causing more problems along the circulatory system. Types of life-threatening blood clots include:

    • Deep vein thrombosis. Commonly referred to as a DVT, this type of blood clot develops in a deep vein within your arm or leg. This affects a smooth blood flow back to the heart and can become dangerous.
    • Pulmonary embolism. Formed when a blood clot flows into your lungs, it can cause a life-threatening, medical emergency condition.
    • Superficial thrombophlebitis. This is a blood clot in a superficial vein close to the surface. Although not as deadly as a DVT, it can move into a deep vein if left untreated.
    • Paget-Schroetter syndrome. Also known as Axillo-subclavian vein thrombosis, this is a condition that occurs because of a compressed vein in your armpit or shoulder. The condition increases the risk for blood clots and mostly affects young athletes.

    At the Vein Care Center, Dr. Arad and his team of vascular specialists use the latest diagnostic equipment to identify your vein problem correctly. The diagnosis forms the basis of personalized vein treatment.

    What Are Venous Diseases?

    Venous diseases cause serious problems in veins. These diseases affect millions of people. The condition can damage the valves in your veins, leading to the backflow of blood. The most common venous diseases include:

    • Varicose veins. This is a vein condition characterized by bulging, swollen or knotted purple veins under your skin. This venous disease develops because of damage to valves in your veins.
    • Spider veins. This is a condition of the veins that occurs due to swollen capillaries. You will notice spider veins are small red or purple lines, usually appearing on your face or legs.
    • Venous insufficiency. This condition is also referred to as leaky veins. It is caused by blood that cannot return to your heart from the legs. Venous insufficiency occurs because of problems in the vein wall or valves in your leg veins.
    • Venous stasis ulcer. This is a surface ulcer on your skin that doesn’t heal. It develops if there is a break in the skin on your leg near the damaged vein. This usually occurs on the inside of your leg and above the ankle. The ulcer is due to blood stasis caused by damaged vein valves.

    You need a correct diagnosis, and your doctor must find the underlying cause of the venous problem to create the proper treatment. The vein specialists at the Vein Care Center rely on an integrative approach that supports your healing, recovery and prevention of further problems.


    "I opted for vein care center to remove my spider veins because of their knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the veins and it was the best decision I ever made. I just cannot be thankful enough.

    Dean J.

    What Are Common Symptoms of Vein Conditions?

    Warning signs that you need to visit an experienced vein doctor for a thorough vein consultation include symptoms such as:

    • Edema and swelling in the legs
    • Aching or a feeling of heaviness in the legs
    • Itching skin on the legs or arms above the affected veins
    • Purple and reddish skin discoloration
    • Ulcers that don’t heal on the inner side of the ankles
    • Varicose veins and knotted clusters of purple veins
    • Burning, throbbing pain in the lower legs
    • Muscle cramping or swelling in the lower legs
    • Pain that worsens after inactivity or sitting for long periods of time

    Every vein condition carries specific symptoms. Your lifestyle factors into the development of your treatment plan. Whether you are an athlete or aging senior, the best treatment is one designed to suit your needs.

    What is the Best Treatment for Vein Conditions?

    Treatment for vein conditions depends on the diagnosis, the extent of your vein damage, your age and any pre-existing conditions, such as heart disease. Contact the vein specialists at Vein Care Center for an individualized treatment plan that may include:

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    Page Updated on Oct 28, 2022 by Dr. Arad (Vein Doctor) of Vein Care Center