Why Compression Stockings are Used with Varicose Veins
Compression stockings are used with patients who have varicose veins because they can reduce the symptoms caused by the veins themselves. This can be helpful in the short and long term. While it’s possible to purchase compression stockings on your own, it’s much better to get them fitted by a certified vein specialist or stocking fitter. If you’re in the Tigard, Oregon area, we can help you with that. Then you can feel comfortable that you’re getting the best quality and value in your compression socks to take good care of your legs and vein health.
Sometimes Compression Stockings are Not Enough
While compression stockings can reduce symptoms and help minimize future problems, they won’t heal or eliminate the varicose veins you already have. Also, despite compression hose, many patients still have significant symptoms even with compression hose.
Because of that, you may want to consider other opportunities to treat these veins. That can improve the look and feel of your legs, and could reduce your need for compression stockings in the future. You can view our varicose vein treatment options in order to get a better idea of what we can offer. Talking to us about options will give you the guidance you need to make an informed decision about your vein health.
There are many treatment options that work for vein treatment, but stockings are often the first choice to reduce symptoms and may be required by insurance as a treatment to try before anything else.
Other Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
The older methods of vein stripping are no longer commonly used, due to the discomfort they caused and the length of the recovery time. Fortunately, the newer treatments are far less invasive, have minimal discomfort, and don’t require a lot of downtime before you can resume normal activities. That makes them great choices for the majority of people who need vein treatment.
While compression stockings may work well for you and should be the first thing you try, it’s good to know that you have other options if properly fitted stockings don’t bring you enough relief.
Finding Vein Treatment if Compression Stockings Don’t Help
If you are interested in learning more about varicose veins treatment options, simply fill out our Online Appointment Request Form or call any of our clinics in Northwest Portland , Tigard, Happy Valley, Hillsboro or Bend, Oregon.