For years Rita a nurse in one of the busiest hospitals inIndia wore compression stockings for her varicose veins. The veins got bigger and uglier and the leg pain and leg heaviness worsened as the day progressed. Finally when she noticed discoloration and early ulcerations around the ankle joints she decided to do something about it. She consulted a doctor for her troublesome veins. Varicose veins occur when blood flow to the legs is interrupted and collects in the veins close to the skin. The veins appear blue twisted and bulging. Heaviness and swelling around the ankles are also symptoms.