Our expert says:
You may have injured the small veins of the area causing blood to leak out into the surrounding tissue. Sometimes a dermatologist can reduce the mark with laser. The valves in the veins not working can cause varicose veins, sometimes on the surface of the leg, so that you can see them, but also sometimes deep inside. The reduced blood flow due to the sluggish movement of blood from the legs to the heart can cause pain as the leg builds up toxins and carbon dioxide. These veins can be removed and the leg then uses what we call collateral veins to re-direct the flow. However this should be done by a surgeon specializing in this kind of operation - usually a vascular surgeon or plastic surgeon. Wearing compression stockings usually also helps.
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