Varicose veins usually result from valves in the veins that don’t function properly causing blood to collect in the veins rather than continue flowing to the heart. When this happens, the veins will appear swollen or raised and have a bluish-purplish color. Varicose veins are not only unsightly; they can also be painful. They’re also fairly common, affecting approximately 25% of the adult population. The good news is that there is a range of treatment options for this condition from home remedies to modern treatments. Below we take a look at some popular home remedies as well as modern treatments for varicose veins.