THE VEIN CENTER AT PORT WASHINGTON
THE VEIN CENTER AT PORT WASHINGTON

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT

Historically, patients with varicose veins have tried conservative treatment options which refer to non-invasive management.
 

Certain measures may help to relieve the discomfort from existing varicose veins and slow new ones from arising by improving circulation and muscle tone:

Exercise:  Get your legs moving.  Walking is a great way to 
encourage blood circulation in your legs and improve leg (calf 
muscle) strength.  

 

Control your weight:  Shedding excess pounds takes 
unnecessary pressure off your veins.  

 

Watch what you wear: Avoid high heels – doesn’t make some women happy to hear but low-heeled shoes work calf muscles more which is better for your veins.  Do not wear tight clothes around your calves or groin.  These can restrict circulation and venous return.  Wear appropriately fitted compression support hose/socks that are available in the office (order here).     

Elevate your legs:  Take three 10- to 15-minute breaks daily 
to elevate your legs above the level of your heart.  

Avoid long periods of sitting or standing:  Make a point of 
changing your position frequently or taking brief walks.

Do NOT sit or lie with your legs crossed:  This position can 
aggravate circulatory problems.

Conservative treatment will not remove existing abnormal veins nor will they treat the underlying cause.  As a result, varicose veins will usually continue to enlarge and worsen over time.    

In summary, there's no way to completely prevent varicose veins, but improving your circulation and muscle tone can reduce the risk of developing varicose veins.

 

JOHN ZARCONE, MD

 

639 PORT WASHINGTON BLVD

PORT WASHINGTON, NY 11050

 

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516-883-2212

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