Fox Vein & Laser Experts are the vein specialists you have been looking for to help you lose those painful and unsightly veins. While vein removal treatments in Miami are always an optimal strategy to treat veins, compression stockings are available to help the symptoms of venous disease.
According to the Society of Vascular Surgery, 40% of the U.S population may be affected by venous insufficiency, a condition that can lead to other serious issues including varicose veins, leg swelling, aching heaviness and tiredness. If you are suffering from venous insufficiency, you may have swollen ankles, night cramps and even restless leg syndrome. This happens when the valves in the veins are damaged and there is difficulty moving the blood back to your heart while fighting gravity.
Compression hose can be used to help the symptoms of varicose veins so let’s discuss what they are and how they can help you.
What are Compression Stockings?
Compression hose are elastic socks worn on the legs that help decrease the symptoms of venous diseases. For those of you who sit or stand for long periods of time at work, compression hose can help with your blood circulation.
What do Compression Stockings do?
The hosiery supports healthy blood circulation. The pressure the socks provide compress the veins, which helps the vein valves work correctly to pump blood back up. Varicose veins are often caused by venous insufficiency. These stockings reduce the diameter of distended veins and increase the blood flow velocity. It is necessary to put on compression socks in the morning before lowering your legs out of bed. The reason is that when you are lying in bed, your vein valves are working properly because of the horizontal position you are in. So when you put the socks on in bed, they will assist optimal blood return from your legs throughout your day.
How Do I Choose the Right Compression Hose For Me?
The socks go over your feet and extend to your knee, thigh or waist. They are worn underneath regular clothing and can be taken off with ease. Because of what the socks are designed to do, it is important to choose the right size. If you choose a size that is too tight, you will experience too much pressure and a lot of discomfort. On the other hand, if you choose socks that are too loose, the compression won’t be effective in helping you with the symptoms of varicose veins. The hose should be measured while the legs are not swollen first thing in the morning.
Dr. Fox has decades of experience treating venous diseases and along with her professional staff; they are ready to help you get rid of your varicose veins. From vein removal treatments to compression hose, our offices in Miami and throughout South Florida offer a vast variety of treatment options for any venous condition you are living with.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment and together we can help you choose the best fitting compression hose for your needs or guide you to another optimal treatment.