Although compression hose, socks, and leggings won’t eliminate varicose veins, wearing the supportive material may help to reduce aching, heaviness, and swelling, and prevent varicose veins from getting worse.
- Wearing compression stockings is a conservative treatment strategy for people who suffer from varicose vein swelling and pain but,due to medical issues, cannot undergo other treatments.
- This more conservative therapy may also be the first approach Dr. Lee takes for patients whose insurance companies require it prior to authorizing other, more permanent treatments.
Compression stockings are worn indefinitely, whenever the leg is not elevated.
What are the results?
Compression therapy does not treat the underlying condition. Using supportive stockings are intended to control symptoms, rather than correct the problem.
Dr. Mimi Lee carries a full selection of compression products – in various:
- Styles – closed toes, open toes, pantyhose, thigh highs, leggings, and knee highs
- Materials – cotton, Lycra, sheer
Dr. Lee’s compression wear provide prescriptive, graduated compression necessary for vein patients. Before Dr. Lee can prescribe compression stockings to someone, she must first evaluate the individual to make sure compression wear will be effective.
Established patients may purchase compression wear by calling or emailing. If you haven’t been seen by Dr. Lee and are interested in compression wear, call now to learn more – 501.588.3143 – or schedule an appointment