For individuals who are experiencing symptoms of venous deficiency such as tired and aching legs or who have had a vein removal procedure done, at Fox Vein Experts we often suggest wearing compression hose to help maintain proper blood flow and either prevent or slow the onset of further venous deficiencies.
What are Compression Hose?
Compression hose are elastic garments worn on the legs that are designed to prevent the progression or onset of venous diseases such as:
- Varicose and spider veins
- Other vascular conditions
While vein removal procedures are typically the optimal course of treatment for treating dysfunctional veins, at Fox Vein Experts we suggest wearing compression hose after all vein treatments in order to help maintain and add longevity to your results.
How Do Compression Hose Work?
Although compression hose can come in different styles, colors, and varieties of material, most types go over the feet and extend up to or just below the knee. These elastic stockings place graduated pressure on the lower extremities, improving blood flow against gravity from the feet and legs back up to the heart.
Varicose and spider veins can develop as a result of insufficient blood flow and subsequent pooling of the blood in the veins. Compression hose help improve the function of valves within the veins, reduce the diameter of distended veins, and increase blood flow velocity without hindering your movement or decreasing your comfort. Most styles and materials of compression hose can be easily worn underneath regular clothing and are easy to take on and off.
How Do I Know Which Size to Get?
When it comes to choosing compression hose, it is essential to choose the right size for maximum benefit. Hose that are too tight can hinder circulation and become uncomfortable to wear, whereas garments that are too loose provide little compression to the legs and are not effective.
During your consultation at Fox Vein Experts, our medical team will use your unique condition and measurements to help you ensure that you choose the right size. There are various types of hose depending on your venous condition, and our medical team can answer your questions and make suggestions for which variety of hose you should be wearing.
With locations in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida, Fox Vein Experts is led by vein and vascular specialist Dr. Susan Fox. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how compression hose can help you improve your vascular health.