Why are compression stockings good for legs with varicose veins?
By now, you might have heard about compression stockings or have had some experience with them at some point in your life.
Compression stockings were invented by a mechanical engineer who had varicose veins himself. Varicose veins allow poor-quality blood to pool in your legs instead of being pushed up to the core to get refreshed. Compression garments help reduce blood pooling and therefore, lessens the aching, swelling and heavy feeling of legs. While this is not a fix for your bad veins, it helps relieve your leg symptoms while you are wearing them.
The secret is to select the right kind of compression that fits you and your needs.
A lot of users hate their compression stockings…WHY?
The most common reasons are:
A bad experience with ill-fitting stockings
Poor-quality material, (& they bother toes – maybe due to arthritis)
They are too tight, too long, too short
Poor strength in hands and arms makes them difficult to put on
How do you select compression stockings?
You have two choices when selecting your compression stockings:
#1 You can get a medical prescription and take it to a pharmacy, or
#2 You can be properly fitted for your particular body and leg shape
WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?
When it comes to compression socks, the proper measurement is the key. Basically, one size does not fit all.
Our vein clinic’s skilled staff specializes in fitting compression stockings that attend to your individual needs. In addition to selecting the proper compression stocking, your fitting includes functional training. You learn the tricks and techniques of the most effective way to put your stockings on (for patients and/or their family).
Remember that while compression stockings might help leg symptoms and prevent varicose veins, if you already have them, they will not cure your bad veins. Advanced varicose veins with symptoms can be and should be effectively and permanently treated by in office ablation procedures under local anesthetics.
So if you have varicose veins or leg symptoms, check out Vein Clinics of Lake County for a consultation. Our highly skilled staff welcomes the opportunity to be of service.