“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.” – Twas The Night Before Christmas
If you suffer from varicose veins, you many want to consider asking Santa for a special kind of stocking that will reduce their appearance and painful symptoms. If you have varicose veins, they are due to the blood clotting behind the small valves in your veins instead of flowing back to your heart. Varicose veins are most common in your legs and feet because your blood returning to your heart has a longer distance to travel.
Compression stockings are worn to improve circulation in your feet and legs. They provide your legs with consistent pressure that will aid your blood in flowing back toward your heart.
Compression stockings have the potential to help your varicose veins to a certain extent. However, it is very unlikely that compression stockings will completely eliminate your varicose veins. Results vary greatly from person to person.
While using and wearing compression socks are a good start to helping your varicose veins, most likely you will need to determine other courses of action as well. Dr. Alan I. Benvensity, MD is a highly respected vascular and endovascular surgeon in New York City. He will approach your varicose veins individually according to his philosophy of treating patients as individuals. Call his office today to see how he can help you with both your varicose and spider veins.
Posted on behalf of Alan I. Benvenisty, MD