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Compression socks make my legs hurt more, is this normal?
Question: How big of a size do compression stockings come in? Answer: Compression socks should be comfortable and supportive. If the stockings are making your symptoms worse, it is likely that they do not fit you correctly. There are numerous companies that make standard sized compression stockings. Some make 7 to 8 different sizes. Additionally,…Read More
Health Tips to Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
Some good general advice was recently shared by U.S. News Health Tip regarding varicose and spider veins. There are a few additional points that should be considered when discussing venous health. Regarding do’s and don’ts to remember; it is important to maintain adequate hydration. In doing so, one will encourage healthy adequate blood flow thereby…Read More
Consejos de salud para ayudar a prevenir varices y arañas
Algunos buenos consejos generales fueron recientemente compartidos por el Consejo de salud de Estados Unidos sobre varices y arañas vasculares. Hay algunos puntos adicionales que deben ser considerados cuando se discute la salud venosa. Con respecto a lo que hay que recordar; es importante mantener una hidratación adecuada. Al hacerlo, se fomentará un flujo sanguíneo…Read More
Q&A: What can you suggest to lessen varicose veins visibility?
Question: I am 50 years old; a bachelor, and a teacher. Right now I have varicose veins (though they are not painful) in my right leg. I am not happy to see them. What can you suggest to lessen its visibility? Answer: Unfortunately, most conservative therapies are designed for symptomatic control and not necessarily appearance. Treatments…Read More
Q&A: My leg is swollen with compression stockings, is this normal?
Question: I have deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in my right calf, it has only been 3 weeks since I found out. My leg still swells after 3 weeks even when I wear my compression stocking 20 -30. Is this normal. Should I be take it off and elevate my leg or leave it on?Read More
Q&A: I have to fly in 2 days, should I wear flight socks?
Question: I hurt my foot yesterday halfway towards the toes. I have to fly in 2 days. Should I wear flight socks? My foot is slightly swollen. I've been resting with the foot up. I can walk on it. It hurts a little bit. The flight is 7 hours long.Read More
Q&A: Exercise for Varicose Veins
Question: I want to know which exercises work best since my EVLT treatment did not get me the good results that I expected. Answer: Ones ability to exercise, and the types of exercise a person can complete, varies greatly. Speaking in generalities, exercise that benefits lower extremity venous health does not have to be significantly…Read More
Q&A – MY COMPRESSION SOCKS ARE PINCHING
Question: The knee-high compression sock is pinching the top of my knee and leaving sore marks (indentations). My job requires me to stand all day. I have spider veins in my ankles and on the side of my outer calf. Should I continue to wear the stocking even though it’s uncomfortable?Read More
Q & A – SHOULD I WEAR COMPRESSION STOCKINGS AFTER…?
Question: I went to a doctor in Glendale and finished all my Sclerotherapy injections and have had 2 EVLT (endovenous laser therapy) procedures, a vein ligation and a microphlebectomy for spider veins, all of which I wore 20-30 mmHg compression thigh-high hose for 2-3 weeks. After I had laser treatments on my legs, I was…Read More
Cabbage – Not always an “Irish” food, but beneficial for varicose veins
Cabbage not always an “Irish” food, but beneficial for varicose veins Whether you’re one of the 34.5 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry or not, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day has some potential health benefits! When the Irish immigrated to the United States, they found beef brisket was inexpensive, and nutrient dense cabbage was affordable and…Read More