Chronic venous insufficiency. What a mouthful.This disorder is something that, a matter of just a few years ago, often times went undertreated. The lack of treatment for chronic venous insufficiency was a result of a few things: 1. Lack of technology 2. Lack of education/knowledge 3. Lack of awareness. However, within the last 10 years, much research has been conducted on this vein disorder that affects a large portion of the population, primarily females.