As elsewhere explained, a varicose condition of the veins is one in which they are enlarged and tortuous. The lower extremities are most often affected.

The Treatment of Varicose Veins - Surgery

The difficulty may be readily relieved by the use of the elastic silk stocking, or of a rubber bandage. The best means for a radical cure is tying the affected veins at a number of points along their course, with long-continued rest to the limb in an elevated position.