Living with varicose veins can be a struggle. You have to deal with bulging, twisting veins that can look like ropes running across your skin. While the appearance of varicose veins is a major concern, it is the discomfort that is even worse. Varicose veins can make your legs ache all of the time. You may even feel like you are dragging heavy weights around with you everywhere you go. Putting your legs up may give you some relief, but you really need a better solution. Compression therapy could be the answer you need to help you deal with varicose veins.
How Does Compression Therapy Work?
Compression therapy is a simple solution that can help you to find relief from your varicose veins. It involves wearing compression stockings. While they are not a cure, they can help you to deal with your symptoms. They may also help you to avoid more varicose veins.
Compression stockings are usually worn all day long. In some cases, our doctor may recommend that you wear your stockings at night. They apply pressure to your legs, encouraging the blood in your veins to circulate more effectively. As you improve your circulation, you can alleviate your symptoms.
Why Choose Compression Therapy?
Compression therapy is a practical solution that anyone can use to find relief from varicose veins. It isn’t complicated and you don’t have to undergo surgery. Consider compression therapy as the first step before trying anything more involved. If you are happy with the results, you won’t have to look at the next level of treatment.
Making Treatment More Effective
To get the most out of your compression therapy, there are a few things that you can do. If you are struggling with your weight, get your weight under control. You’ll put less of a burden on your legs. Walk regularly. If you are active, you will strengthen your legs and have healthier circulation. You can also improve your circulation by avoiding smoking and cutting back on the amount of sodium that you have in your diet.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about compression therapy and how it can help you, see Dr. Mimi Lee in Little Rock. Talk about your symptoms and allow her to examine your varicose veins. Ask about compression therapy and find relief from your vein symptoms. Compression therapy is the first step in dealing with varicose veins. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.