Compression Stockings Chicago
While not a long-term solution to varicose veins, compression stockings are an available option to help treat your varicose veins. Compression stockings are thigh high support socks which apply a certain amount of pressure to your legs. People who work in industries that involve working on their feet for a prolonged time, such as nurses or waiters, often use compression stockings to avoid lower body fatigue. However, compression stockings can also help with varicose veins. They are mainly used to help the symptoms of varicose veins and potentially slow down the progression of varicose veins.
Compression stockings will not remove or cure varicose veins, despite helping with relief of your symptoms. Common symptoms of varicose veins include pain, discoloration, swelling, itching, leg heaviness, and more. Compression stockings are helpful when it comes to pain and discomfort, as well as some swelling and the feeling of leg heaviness. When you buy your compression stockings, make sure they are the right size and pressure. Typically, you will want the pressure measurement to be between 15-20 mmHg because anything more can become very uncomfortable and anything less will not do much for your symptoms. If your varicose veins are not advanced, compression stockings may be a good solution for the time being.
Here at Veins Without Surgery, we do not recommend using compression stockings as a long-term solution. They are great for symptomatic relief, but as they do not actually treat the varicose veins, it is important to know that there are treatments available when you need them. Our office is well known for utilizing the Endovenous Laser process, which not only treats your varicose veins, it is done in a timely and cost-effective manner. The traditional treatment for varicose veins is a complicated surgery that requires general anesthesia and recovery time, whereas the Endovenous Laser process does not. If you want to wait on these types of treatment and you are looking for quick symptomatic relief for your non-advanced varicose veins, compression stockings could be the right solution.
You may not be ready for the Endovenous Laser process, whether this is because your varicose veins are not very advanced or other reasons. While waiting too long to treat your varicose veins can result in long-term problems, compression stockings can help alleviate pain for the time being. You can purchase compression stockings at any of our three Veins Without Surgery locations in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Naperville. When you visit, you can schedule a consultation to learn about treatment options going forward.