Project Description

Conservative Treatment

Conservative treatment for vein conditions is often the first line of attack in addressing a variety of symptoms. These non-invasive options require no medication or surgical procedures and can be beneficial in preventing or slowing the progression of vein disease.

Conservative treatment options include one or more of the following:

• Leg Exercise – walking
• Leg Elevation – regular elevation of the legs in the evening
• Anti-inflammatory pain medications
• Use of compression stockings
• Massage therapy
• Weight loss
• Dietary and lifestyle changes
• Avoid crossing the legs while sitting
• Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time

At Advanced Vein Care Center, we have discovered a combination of regular physical exercise and use of compression stockings sometimes can be an effective method for warding off the painful symptoms of vein disease. Both treatments specifically address the calf muscle, which  is responsible for helping to move blood back up the veins to the heart. For more information on preventing or managing vein conditions,  contact Advanced Vein Care Center.

Compression Stockings – Questions & Answers

Are compression stockings really necessary to treat venous insufficiency, leg pain and swelling?
How long do I have to wear them before the vein procedures (EVLT)?
Does my insurance cover them?
Can I just wear the light-pressure compression stockings?
Can I just purchase them over the counter and use them instead of prescription-stockings?
It’s hard to put them on. What do I do?
Do I have to wear them after the vein procedures (EVLT)?

Contact Us

We look forward to creating a customized treatment regimen ranging from compression stockings to other procedures we offer. Give our Springfield, MA office a call at (413) 732-4242 to schedule an appointment or use the form below.