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Can Compression Stockings Help with Varicose Veins?

Compression stockings work by applying pressure to the veins in the feet and legs to help improve blood flow and make the valves in these veins work more efficiently. They are typically tightest at the foot and gradually loosen as they rise up the leg.

Compression stockings do help some people manage the symptoms of their varicose veins. However, in order to be most effective, the stockings need to be fitted properly and the proper compression chosen. Additionally, compression stockings should be put on first thing in the morning, cared for properly, and replaced intermittently.

While compression stockings may help with swelling, aching, or tired legs, they are not a cure. However, there are two highly-effective, non-surgical varicose vein treatment options available today that can eliminate the symptoms of varicose or spider veins, while having the additional benefit of improving the appearance of the legs.

These two gentle treatment choices are sclerotherapy for varicose veins and endovenous laser ablation. They are performed by a specialist vein doctor in the office within just minutes per leg and require no hospitalization or surgery center.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding the use of compression stockings or to effectively eliminate your symptoms from varicose or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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