Conservative Treatment for Varicose Veins
You can get some relief from varicose vein symptoms by wearing prescription-strength compression stockings. Compression therapy is the most conservative yet effective treatment option for people suffering from pain, swelling, and discomfort associated with varicose veins. If you are not a candidate for other treatments, this may be the best option for you.
In many cases, your insurance company will require that you wear compression stockings for a certain period of time before they can authorize varicose vein treatment.
How Does Compression Therapy Work?
Dr. Grewal may prescribe compression stockings if you have significant swelling and pain from varicose veins. These stockings are made with graduated materials and stronger elastics than traditional stockings so they put more pressure on the legs in just the right places. These can help to improve circulation and need to be worn indefinitely when your legs are not elevated.
What Are the Results with Compression Therapy?
Compression therapy is not a permanent solution for varicose vein treatment. It will only alleviate some of the pain and swelling you experience but will not repair the damaged veins. We recommend compression therapy to control symptoms and reduce some of the feelings of fatigue, tiredness, or swelling around the ankles you might experience.
Suffering from varicose veins? Find out if Compression Therapy is right for you by calling (951) 289-9512 today.