Varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort for some people. It may also signal a higher risk of other circulatory conditions. In some cases, varicose veins can lead to more-serious health problems.
Symptoms of varicose veins include veins that are dark purple or blue, appear twisted and bulging - often like cords, achy or heavy feeling in the legs, burning, throbbing and swelling in lower legs, itching around veins, etc.
Spider veins are a mild, small variation of varicose veins. They are closer to the skin’s surface, and are generally only a cosmetic concern.