3 Tips For Managing Varicose Veins

Many patients visit our office looking to learn more about how they manage their varicose veins on a day-to-day basis. There are many treatment options and lifestyle alterations that you can make to help you manage the health of your vascular system. Here are some of our best tips for managing your varicose veins: 

Compression stockings

We often recommend our patients utilize compression stockings if they are suffering from varicose veins. Compression stockings are tight-fitting socks that put small amounts of pressure on your legs. They help support damaged valves and encourage proper blood flow. Additionally, you should wear shoes that will support you throughout the day. Uncomfortable shoes may contribute to the development of leg veins. Instead, opt for a shoe with good arch support. You should also try to elevate your feet as much as possible to improve blood flow. This will help reduce your chance of pain, swelling, and even painful ulcers associated with vein disease. 

Exercise

Avoiding prolonged sitting or standing will help you manage your varicose veins. It’s important to move around, especially if you spend most of your day sitting behind a desk or standing behind a register. While exercising with varicose veins may be painful, there are a few activities that can help improve blood flow through your legs. Simply going on a walk or marching in place can do the job. The goal is to get your heart beating and your blood flowing through your veins. If you are unsure of what exercise routine would be best for your varicose veins, Dr. Sinnathamby can make recommendations at your next appointment. 

Varicose Veins Treatment

A vascular specialist like Dr. Sinnathamby can help you effectively treat your varicose veins. Varicose vein treatment coupled with healthy lifestyle changes will help reduce your chances of the veins returning. Improving your dietary choices or stopping smoking will help significantly once you begin treatment. Varicose to Perfect was one of the first treatment centers in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas for minimally invasive, pain-free treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, and other venous conditions. If you have leg pain, restless legs, varicose veins or spider veins, contact us to schedule an appointment. We would love to help you manage your varicose veins and help you feel more confident and healthy. 

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