What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when valves in the leg veins fail to properly propel blood back to the heart.
What are common signs of CVI?
Common signs of CVI are varicose and spider veins, whereas common symptoms include swelling or heaviness in the legs and feet, pain and/or itching, restless legs, easy bruising, and ultimately stained, leather-like skin around the calf and ankles.
Is treatment for CVI typically covered by Insurance?
Since not treating CVI increases one’s risk of blood clots, bleeding, and skin ulceration, most insurance companies recognize the medical concerns and readily cover the diagnosis and treatment of the condition.