COMPRESSION STOCKINGS FOR CHRISTMAS!
Conservative treatment of venous insufficiency is an excellent place to start with patients who exhibit minor to moderate symptoms. It’s important to note that the success of these approaches generally depends on the cooperation of the patient. The most conservative approach for treating varicose veins and spider veins is to wear properly fitting compression stockings, also known as support hose. Elastic compression hosiery supports the venous and lymphatic systems of the leg, offering graduated compression that lessens from the ankle on up the leg.
Combined with the muscle pump effect of the calf, this compression assists in blood and lymph fluid circulation throughout the legs. Available at pharmacies, medical supply stores and online, compression stockings come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors, and can be worn above or below the knee or as pantyhose. The unit of measure used to classify the pressure of the stockings is mmHg; compression stockings are available in a range from 10 mmHg to more than 50 mmHg.
Compression therapy relieves swelling and pain while narrowing the veins, decreasing venous volume, improving the venous pumping ability and reducing venous reflux by shifting blood volume form the legs to more central regions of the body. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies.
While a conservative approach to the treatment of venous insufficiency may slow the progression of symptoms, it does not treat the underlying cause of the disease that is where we come in here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas we can get you the treatment you need to treat the underlying cause of your leg pain and varicose veins. Varicose veins will grow more noticeable over time, causing increased discomfort and pain.
You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and blood clots.
If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, you may prescribe compression stockings to start treatment.
Wearing stockings helps with:
- Aching and heavy feeling in legs
- Swelling in legs
- Preventing blood clots, or injury when you are less active
TYPES OF COMPRESSION STOCKINGS?
We will talk to you here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas about what kind of compression stockings are right for you. There are many different compression stockings.
- Pressures, from light pressure to strong pressure
- Lengths, from knee-high to the top of the thigh
BUYING COMPRESSION STOCKINGS:
Call your health insurance or prescription plan:
- Find out if they pay for compression stockings.
- Ask if your durable medical equipment benefit pays for compression stockings.
- Get a prescription from your doctor.
- Find a medical equipment store where they can measure your legs so you get a good fit.
WEARING COMPRESSION STOCKINGS:
Follow instructions on how long each day you need to wear your compression stockings. You may need to wear them all day.
The stockings should feel strong around your legs. You will feel the most pressure around your ankles and less pressure higher up your legs.
We will monitor your progress here at the Alpha Vein Clinic. You should have your legs measured again and your stockings replaced every 3-6 months. In such a case that you feel you need compression stockings or if you are suffering from the terrible symptoms of vein disease in your legs, call us at (702) 430-7661. Our caring and knowledgeable staff will set you up with an appointment that suits your schedule. Our clinic is conveniently located and ready to get you on the path to healthy legs. Dr Sassan Kaveh is passionate about helping his patients be able to live pain free and without the constant struggle that is associated with venous insufficiency. Do not hesitate, call us today!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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