A compression stocking is used to treat a range of ailments. This includes swelling of the legs or blood accumulation in the legs when a person is standing still or sitting for an extended period of time.
It is not uncommon for medical providers to recommend their use after a procedure to encourage blood flow. The last thing that a caring doctor wants is for anything to interfere with a patient’s recovery.
Individuals who have circulation issues, who have developed varicose veins, or who have other health issues may not be able to effectively move the blood out of their legs and return it toward the heart for proper circulation. This can leave them with discomfort and swelling.
A compression stocking works because it produces a graduated compression. This means that compression socks are tighter around your ankles and your calves than they are around your thighs. Compression stockings are prescribed by a medical professional. So before you use them, your medical professional will identify the issue that you are having with the blood flow in your legs and help you to determine which compression stocking is right for you.
They do not come in a one-size-fits-all form. The medical stockings are designed to squeeze at different strengths. Some are only designed to come up to your knees. Using one that is too tight could have a negative consequence. Or wearing compression stockings that do not have enough compression can render them less effective.
So whether they are being worn to improve blood flow as a result of a minimally-invasive procedure or a problem with your veins, compression stockings are a valuable tool that can help improve your quality of life.
While compression stockings help to improve symptoms and improve blood flow out of the legs, state-of-the-art vein care offers new options that may improve flow. Ultimately, many patients have been able to reduce symptoms and improve the look of their legs with such procedures. Once the treatment plan has been completed, many patients no longer need to wear stockings on a regular basis.
At Rosen Vein Care, in Chicago, Dr. Rosen will provide a diagnosis to determine if venous disease is the cause of your troubles. We are able to fit most patients with appropriate compression stockings. If more definitive procedures are an option, Clarivein®, VenaSeal®, Endovenous Laser Ablation, and Sclerotherapy are some of the safe, minimally-invasive treatments we offer. If you have been looking for an affordable and effective treatment to help with venous disease, Dr. Rosen will be happy to explain more in detail and ensure that you receive expert care. Contact Rosen Vein Care…a vein clinic serving the Chicago and North Shore areas…by calling 847-272-8346 now!