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
However, there are “higher tech” compression devices that use “velcro wrap” if you are in dire need of compression stockings and yet are unable to donn and doff the standard stockings. These usually are not covered by insurance, unless there is an active venous stasis ulcer present. They are available for purchase.
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.