At times, wearing compression hosiery can be difficult or uncomfortable, but wearing them in extremely important to maintain circulation and vascular health. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when compression stockings are a must:
- If you want to wear sandals, look for an open toed or footless stocking in a color that most closely resembles your skin tone, this will allow you to blend in and still wear the open-toed shoes you love!
- If you enjoy exercising outdoors, consider using athletic compression socks. Professional athletes often use compression leggings because they offer exceptional support, reduce muscle fatigue and are made from a sweat-wicking material that helps you stay cool.
- If putting your stockings on is difficult, consider using donning gloves and baby powder, which can help you slide on your compression stockings more easily.
If you are a woman or man and have noticed a large bluish/purplish vein or veins bulging from your legs, don’t feel alone. You are suffering from the un-aesthetic appearance of varicose veins. Varicose veins can affect you at any time in life, but are more common in men as they age and in women during pregnancy as well as aging. People who have varicose veins often feel embarrassed to wear shorts, or clothes that reveal their legs. Many times, they can prevent people from leading full lives because of their often embarrassing nature. However, all is not lost. Getting varicose veins does not mean your life has to stop and shorts are a thing of the past. Maybe before you knew people who got them and then just dealt with them for the rest of their lives. Today, that doesn’t have to be you. Doctors have innovated varicose vein removal technologies so that there are procedures that are outpatient and require very little recover time, while effectively removing the unsightly veins. One procedure we perform at the Reno Vein Clinic to do this is the ClosureFast™/Radiofrequency closure procedure. This procedure is FDA approved and has exceptional results. This is a “same-day” surgery, only taking one to one and a half hours, and is performed under what is known as “twilight anesthesia”, which is minimal I.V. sedation and local anesthesia. This procedure differs from others in that it is minimally invasive and patients are able to resume regular activity very fast. ClosureFast ™ is especially great because patients who have had it done reported less pain and a much faster recovery time. The best part about ClossureFast ™is that it is covered by most insurance plans! We urge you consider ClosureFast ™ as an option for the treatment of your varicose veins so that you are on your way towards wearing all the clothes you thought you couldn’t anymore!