Varicose veins are very common, especially among women. However, not everyone sees a specialist to have them checked.

More than just a cosmetic problem

“It’s just a cosmetic problem” – this is probably the most common misconception about varicose veins. And this what keeps some people (especially men) from seeking help.

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. In many cases, they can cause a great deal of discomfort. They can itch and cause a painful throbbing sensation. 

Although rare, untreated varicose veins may also lead to more serious problems like blood clots and chronic venous insufficiency.

Getting Your Varicose Veins Checked

Varicose veins can be treated in different ways. In fact, there are pain-free and minimally-invasive procedures that can get rid of them without anesthesia or downtime.

But to get there, you have to have those bulging veins checked, to make sure that they’re really varicose veins and not something else.

If you’re unsure you have varicose veins or just want to know what treatment is best for you, Premier Vein Clinic of Knoxville offers FREE Vein Screening with our Vein RN. She will evaluate your legs and determine whether you could benefit from a vein procedure. Please note: an Ultrasound exam is not included in the free screening. 

You just need to call us to request a screening appointment and our vein specialist will assess your condition.

To request an appointment, call Premier Vein Clinic at (865) 588-8229 or online at