Over the past few years, you’ve watched the veins worsen in your legs. What was a mild concern at first has turned into a bulging vein working its way up your leg. Now, your varicose veins are becoming more and more painful and itchy, along with making your legs feel heavy.
A varicose veins treatment is the solution. Here in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and other parts of northern Colorado, you can rely on The Vein and Laser Center of Northern Colorado. We offer various varicose veins treatments to help you get back to looking and feeling your best. In today’s blog, we’re going to cover just how compression stockings can help in varicose veins prevention, varicose veins pain relief, and after your vein treatment. If you have yet to schedule your varicose veins treatment, then do so today! Our vein doctors are experienced and qualified, and our vein clinic will be a relaxing, comforting environment for your vein surgery. Contact us today for a free 15-minute screening.
How Medical Compression Socks Benefit You
Everyone from pregnant women to pilots, runners, flight attendants, nurses, and people recovering from a vein surgery are likely to wear compression stockings, and there’s a reason why: medical compression socks are effective!
Here are some of the known benefits of wearing medical compression socks:
- Prevent aching or feelings of heaviness in legs
- Minimize swelling in legs
- Prevent blood clots
So how do compression socks work? The blood in your veins has to work against gravity to flow back to your heart. Circulation problems, lack of movement, or weak vein walls can all lead to blood pooling in the veins of the lower legs or feet. It’s this pooling action that leads to achiness, leg fatigue, and swelling.
Medical compression socks combat this by squeezing the leg tissues and walls of the veins. This can help blood in the veins return to the heart and improve the flow of the fluid that bathes the cells in your legs (known as lymph). By improving the flow of lymph, medical compression socks can help reduce tissue swelling.
How To Choose Them
Knee-high compression socks or thigh-high compression socks? 15 mmHg or higher? It can feel like a whole new world as you begin to buy medical compression socks, but your vein doctor should be able to guide you through the process and let you know what you need.
As far as ratings are concerned, the higher the number, the greater the compression. Most healthy people are fine with a compression under 15 mmHg (generally ideal for pregnant women who have tired or fatigued legs). Compression levels can reach up to more than 40 mmHg — we recommend speaking with your vein doctor to determine what’s right for you.
Schedule A Varicose Vein Treatment In Northern Colorado Today
Whether you’re interested in EVLT, microphlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, or spider sclerotherapy, The Vein and Laser Center of Northern Colorado is here for you. Contact us today for a free 15-minute screening — and we’ll let you know which varicose veins treatment and medical compression socks are right for you.