What is phlebitis?

The Vein Center of Arizona – Get effective treatment for phlebitis to lessen the pain and inflammation

Do you suffer from vein inflammation that goes hand in hand with painful sensations and visual skin changes? The chances are you have superficial thrombophlebitis. This disorder appears due to blood clots in the veins, resulting in painful hard lumps underneath the skin.

The sooner you start treating this problem, the better because a neglected case may transform into a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The Vein Center of Arizona is a dedicated medical center where we apply up-to-the-minute technologies to treat various vein disorders. Our qualified specialists have deep expertise in phlebitis treatment and are always ready to tackle cases of any complexity. If you’re looking for a fast and effective solution to your vein inflammation problem, don’t look any further. We provide thorough treatment to ensure you are back to optimal health in no time.

When is the right time to seek treatment for phlebitis?

According to a recent study, the probability of developing phlebitis escalates as you age. Further confirming these statistics is that half of the patients suffering from phlebitis are over 60.

Superficial thrombophlebitis occurs near the skin’s surface, while deep vein thrombophlebitis goes beyond the surface to affect the larger blood vessels. Superficial thrombophlebitis treatment is not as intense as for deep vein thrombophlebitis, as the latter is a more severe case and takes a longer time to cure.

With that said, how do you know if that warm sensation in your legs is just from the summer heat, or you should consider vein inflammation treatment?

To be on the safe and healthier side, here are phlebitis signs to watch out for:

  • a red streak tracing the vein path

  • inflammation, accompanied by a warm sensation around the vein

  • unusual soreness of the surrounding skin

Most times, phlebitis is caused by trauma to a vein that results in blood clotting, usually sustained from surgical complications. Other risk factors include obesity, smoking, restricted blood flow due to lack of exercise, and prolonged activity like staying in the same position for hours.

The good news is that treatment for phlebitis in the leg is accessible. It is also easily resolvable, especially in the early stages.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms for superficial phlebitis may be worse when your leg is lowered, such as when getting out of bed.

Symptoms of superficial phlebitis may include:

  • Obvious inflammation with a red streak along the path of the vein
  • Localized tenderness near the inflammation
  • A warm sensation associated with the inflammation
  • The skin around the vein might be itchy or swollen


Avail yourself of strategic phlebitis management by the Vein Center of Arizona

Here at The Vein Center of Arizona, we have come up with effective non-invasive vein disease treatments that have proved to facilitate swift recovery.

Here is how we go about it:

  • Diagnosis

First, we begin with problem identification. Thanks to our next-gen medical equipment, we can easily detect clots and obstructions. Venograms, for instance, are used to detect phlebitis in smaller veins. With an ultrasound, we carefully examine the body part, identify the problem and offer the best treatment.

  • Treatment

Superficial thrombophlebitis treatment is carried out using compression stockings and specific anti-inflammatory medications. Most times, the cases are mild and do not need antibiotics. However, people with a history of Deep Vein Thrombophlebitis (DVT) are recommended to take anticoagulants.

Rely on our certified vein specialists to get rid of phlebitis once and for all

At The Vein Center of Arizona, we pride ourselves on having a team of brilliant vein specialists who know all the ins and outs of phlebitis treatment. Led by Dr. Paul Larson – MD, RPhS, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, our pros have performed countless procedures to bring thrombophlebitis patients back to normal life.

We pride ourselves on the quality of service we offer and can assure you that you are in the best of hands here at The Vein Center of Arizona. Fix an appointment with the best vein specialists in the state, and let us get you back on your feet!

The Vein Center of Arizona offers patients a wide variety of treatment options:

Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Developing a comprehensive treatment plan follows a thorough assessment. The assessment will normally consist of a review of your venous symptoms, a visual inspection of your problems and a thorough review of your history. The assessment completed by Dr. Paul Larson, supplemented by the diagnostic ultrasound if indicated by a registered vascular technologist will aid in the process.

Conservative Management

Before seeking out a surgical or non-surgical treatment for varicose veins and other uncomfortable vein disorders, doctors may recommend conservative management techniques for patients. Conservative treatments may be required by an insurance company before other treatments can be considered.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

Endovenous Laser Treatment for the elimination of unhealthy varicose veins is the gold-standard for minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. EVLT uses laser energy, which is a highly concentrated beam of light. They work by delivering this light energy to the tissue that is targeted with extreme precision, so as not to damage the surrounding tissue.


Sclerotherapy is the primary treatment for spider veins and small superficial varicose veins that usually appear on the legs. They less commonly appear on other parts of the body. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a chemical solution into a targeted spider vein or a reticular vein through a very fine needle.

Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive technique for men and women to eliminate unsightly varicose veins and spider veins. The procedure involves injecting a foam sclerosant in a blood vessel to close it. The blood reroutes itself through healthy veins, restoring more normal blood flow.

Ambulatory Micro-Phlebectomy

Also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, this is a procedure that can be performed in the office and is commonly performed at the time of endovenous ablation. The procedure is intended to remove larger bulging varicose veins near the skin surface.

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