Compression stockings and varicose veins

February 27, 2019 • MDC • varicose veins

There are a number of options to consider when it comes to curing leg vein disease. Choosing the right one can be very important, but not everything that is discussed as a cure can really provide the relief you are looking for. Compression stockings are one of the ways some people try to cure their varicose veins, and whether or not this method works is argued back and forth. A closer look at the facts of the issue, though, reveals that vein health is about much more than just compression stockings and that they are not a cure for venous insufficiency.

What Can Compression Stockings Do?

For many people who have varicose veins or spider veins, compression stockings are helpful. They can reduce pain and swelling, and can make people more comfortable. When there is venous insufficiency, a person’s legs can ache, itch, throb, and simply have a lot of discomforts associated with them. But the stockings help the blood move more easily and keep it from trying to pool in the legs.

Not only does that make things more comfortable, but it can also reduce some of the risks that come along with poor vein health such as burst veins and blood clots. But it is important to remember that these stockings are not actually a cure. They relieve symptoms but they do not treat the underlying problem.

Cures for Venous Insufficiency

Selecting the right vein treatment is important because it can provide you with the opportunity to feel better and reduce or eliminate leg vein disease. There are a number of treatment options available, many of which are non-invasive or minimally invasive. Older ways of treating vein problems, such as vein stripping, are still used. However, these are not as common because of the invasive nature of the treatment and the newer and more effective options.

Injecting a solution into the veins or using a laser to close them are both much more common treatments today, and the recovery time is much faster, as well. While these are not right for everyone, they are cures for the problem instead of simply a treatment for the symptoms. If you have underlying health issues that are part of your venous insufficiency, those should also be treated for maximum benefit.

Talking to Your Doctor is Important

Working with your doctor is the best way to make sure you are taking your varicose and spider veins seriously. Your doctor can give you treatment suggestions and ideas, and help you discover what will work the best for your particular situation. A treatment option that works well for one person may not be right for another one, and understanding that is the best way to get the right treatment for your needs. That way you can love the look and feel of your legs again.

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