One in five adults suffers from varicose veins. For some, it is merely a cosmetic issue, but for most, it is an extremely painful medical condition. Thankfully, different forms of treatments are available to reduce the adverse side effects of varicose veins. One of the most effective treatments is compression stockings. Here’s everything you need to know about using compression stockings to treat varicose veins.
What are Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings help the blood in your veins flow properly by compressing the surface arteries. This pushes the blood through your veins and helps it flow back to your heart with no obstructions. Wearing compression stockings can reduce the swelling and blood pooling in your legs, which can help relieve the pain that comes along with varicose veins.
Compression stockings come in various sizes, lengths, and powers. It is important to find the right compression and size for your personal needs. Typically, you can find the amount of compression that is right for you based on the severity of your varicose veins. For example, it would be important to get calve sleeves and not thigh sleeves if you only experience varicose veins in the lower half of your legs. It’s common to try out a few different compressions to find the one that helps reduce your symptoms the most.
Side Effects of Using Compression Stockings
While using compression stockings does not often result in harmful side effects, there are some uncomfortable side effects that may occur as a result of wearing compression stockings. You may experience discomfort from the tight fitting compression, or a tingling sensation or an itchy feeling. Most often, you just get used to the discomfort to then reap in the benefits of the compression stockings. In more rare cases, you may have an allergic reaction to the stocking material itself. If this happens, you will need to find a different compression material to use. If you experience these symptoms for prolonged periods of time, then contact a doctor to ask about alternative solutions.
Kafri Wellness Solutions to Varicose Veins
Do you struggle with varicose veins and haven’t found a suitable solution? Come into a Kafri Wellness Clinic for help today. We specialize in vein treatments and can help you find a solution that works for your lifestyle. Compression stockings are a great option, but we have other solutions available that we can help you try out. Contact us today for more information!