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Bothered by jagged purple lines on your legs?

causes of spider veinsThere are a few things in life that can be annoying, frustrating and even embarrassing. For some, having spider veins fit that bill. One might say that spider veins are a rite of passage as we age, as they occur in about 60% of adults, but understanding what they are and what causes them may help you avoid them altogether.

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but they are typically smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They often resemble spider webs or the branches of a tree and are red or blue. You might have one very tiny one or they can cover a fairly large area of skin.

What caused my spider veins to appear?

Spider veins appear when blood flow is restricted inside the vein and gets backed up, resulting in an area of pooled blood. When this happens, the pressure causes the walls of the vein to weaken and swell and what results is a spider vein. It is a common thought that spider veins only happen to women. While women are twice as susceptible, anyone can get one. Some of the factors that may increase your risk are:

  • A job that keeps you on your feet
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Trauma
  • Prior surgery
  • Family history
  • Sun exposure


If you see a vein that is swollen and warm to the touch, you notice any skin that has changed color or have pain from a spider vein, contact our podiatric office today. Drs. Joel Brook and David Nothcutt will be able to assess the severity of your condition and offer a treatment plan that will help.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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