For people with varicose veins, compression therapy may be the best available option. Compression therapy refers to a technique in which blood flow throughout the lower limbs is increased by strengthening support for the veins. Typically, vein therapy via compression occurs through the use of specially formulated stockings. These stockings put pressure on the legs and ankles, stretching out the vein walls and improving the total overall circulation. This in turn helps to reduce the swelling.
What to Know About the Therapy
Compression therapy is convenient in part because it doesn’t involve a complicated treatment plan. It’s a non-invasive therapeutic technique designed for people with leg swelling and vascular problems. The stockings come in a variety of colors, styles (closed toes, open toes, pantyhose, thigh-highs, leggings, and knee-highs), and materials (cotton, Lycra, sheer.) From there, you just proceed with your day as you normally do. With compression therapy, stockings can be very snug on the legs, but the wearer experiences no discomfort. The stockings help to alleviate pain in the legs, working to reduce swelling as well.
Is Recovery Necessary?
Compression therapy doesn’t require any recovery time. The stockings can be worn all day throughout different activities. The compression therapy is a way of assisting with a person’s recovery from varicose veins. There are no recorded side effects due to the non-invasiveness of the therapeutic technique. It’s important to note that this approach is not a curative measure but is rather intended to control symptoms.
Is It the Best Treatment?
Vein therapy via compression is one of the most convenient and simple ways to treat varicose veins. You’ll have less cramping and swelling, while the color of your legs will improve. Stretching the vein walls is the best way to improve your overall circulation and promote physical health.
If you want to learn more about your options for vein therapy via compression, reach out to Mimi Lee, M.D. PA and make an appointment! At our office in Little Rock, Dr. Lee and her devoted team will dedicate themselves to mending your pain and boosting your health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!