- swollen or painful veins
- swelling that worsens with prolonged standing
- a sense of heaviness in the legs
- throbbing, achy, or cramping pain
- redness and irritation of the skin
In severe cases, skin ulcers may form. These require careful attention. Special bandages and aspirin appear to speed the healing process. Antibiotic pills or creams may be needed if an ulcer becomes infected.