The use of compression stockings is usually a proven first approach recommended by doctors prior to treating varicose veins surgically. Stockings may help relieve some of the painful symptoms and help the blood circulate more effectively through the body.
Compression stockings are specially designed to reduce the pooling that occurs in spider and varicose veins. The stockings may not eliminated varicose veins, but they do help alleviate symptoms caused such as swelling, aching and heaviness. Compression stockings can also reduce the risk of blood clots caused by sitting in a confined space for long periods of time, common when traveling.
Most compression stockings apply the highest amount of pressure around the ankle with less pressure as they go up the leg. This helps milk the blood back up the leg towards the heart. Your doctor will write you a prescription or provide a recommended brand of their choice for you to purchase if you are in need of compression stockings.
At Reno Vein Clinic, we recommend the Ibici stockings, an Italian brand of compression hosiery that provides it’s customers with effective graduated compression, while keeping modern designs and styles. For more information, visit. http://www.superstockingsofreno.com