This video demonstrates how to remove large painful varicose veins. This patient had burning pain and leg swelling associated with these veins. Varicose veins are not dangerous or life threatening , but they can cause lifestyle debilitating pain, burning , throbbing, and inflammation. Women are more prone to developing this problem , especially after pregnancy . Additional risk factors include family history of varicose veins, trauma , and prior DVT. The surgeon suggests the use of compression stockings to anyone that is in their feet all day to help prevent this problem and to help with minimize leg symptoms at the end of the day.