The Most Common Appearance

Ankle and Spider Veins


This is the most common finding with vein reflux seen in nearly all patients with vein reflux. They are tiny spider veins around the ankle which are due to high pressure in the veins. They slowly enlarge and grow each year as symptoms also worsen. Most patients who have significant leg symptoms and generalized fatigue (exhaustion at the end of the day) have this as their only visible abnormality.  This is because the abnormal veins are under the skin and cannot be seen without an ultrasound to assess how they are working. 

If you see any similar signs on your own ankles, it is likely you have a vein condition.