If you have a condition that is impacting your circulation and blood flow, you might want to see if the use of compression stockings will help. These types of problems frequently begin in the legs and are often limited to the lower legs. Compression stockings can help your blood flow in the same manner as the muscles do. They can help squeeze the blood through the vessels in order to keep it flowing more efficiently and effectively.
The presence of varicose veins is a common condition that is related to blood flow. They are almost always limited to the legs, and they form as a result of venous insufficiency. This simply means that the veins are not transporting the blood through the body in the proper manner. As a result, blood can begin to back up and pool inside the vessels. This will cause them to enlarge, further complicating the blood flow issue.
Varicose veins can interfere with the appearance because they are visible through the skin. They often appear as blue streaks that sometimes bulge out as well. They can also cause aching, numbness and tingling. Many people have a feeling of heaviness in their legs. Sometimes, the legs and ankles can begin to swell. These symptoms can be worse for those who spend a large part of the day on their feet, and the discomforts increase as the day progresses.
Before resorting to surgery or other treatments for varicose veins, many people try compression stockings first. They may be all that is needed to help with the condition and keep the blood flow going. The stockings come in a variety of compression rates. Our medical professional can determine which ones are right for you. With the right ones, your circulatory problems caused by varicose veins or other conditions may be controlled to the point that no other therapy is necessary.
Sometimes, compression stockings are worn following a medical treatment. They can help to squeeze the blood through the legs and keep the flow going as a way of minimizing clotting. They can also supply the needed pressure to help with the healing process.
If you are dealing with venous issues, the use of compression stockings could be helpful. During a consultation at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg, you can learn more about this conservative treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our specialist!