Venous stasis

This condition occurs when leg veins do not function properly.  This may be a result of injury to the veins, leading to blood clots. Individuals with venous stasis usually have swelling of the legs and ankles, and the veins in the legs may become varicose.

Patients often complain of a feeling of fullness, aching, or tiredness in their legs. These symptoms worsen with standing, and are relieved when the legs are elevated. As the condition progresses the blood continues to collect in the feet, ankles, and legs.

Rest, elevation, and compression stockings are the most common forms of treatment.