Conservative Options for Treating Varicose Veins

Before treating varicose veins and other uncomfortable vein problems, your doctor may recommend conservative management for symptoms of varicose veins. This can offer relief from burning, itching, and general discomfort caused by unhealthy veins. Often, conservative treatments may be required by an insurance company for a period of 3-6 months before other treatments or varicose vein removal can be considered. 

 Common conservative techniques for the treatment for varicose veins include:

  1. Compression stockings, CircAid wraps, inelastic compression garments or layered compression wraps.

Compression hose are one of the most important therapies in the treatment of venous disease. They have been proven effective when used as a conservative measure; they are also used for treating varicose veins and for long-term therapy after treatment.  Compression hose are not intended to cure the underlying venous disease however, they are effective in the treatment of its symptoms. Their design is to prevent blood from pooling in the leg veins, using graduated compression, which is strongest at the ankle and weakest at the thigh, to improve overall circulation. There are many types and styles of compression hosiery and devices to assist in putting them on should you need extra help.  We can assist you with compression hose in our office and make sure you get the best fit.

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Medication & Leg Elevation

When treating varicose veins, anti-inflammatory medications for the pain and inflammation, paired with compression hose, can help to deal with the discomfort.  Lying down and elevating the legs for a short period of time several times a day can reduce pressure on the legs and assist with blood flow which can lessen the discomfort.

  1. Weight Loss

In the treatment for varicose veins, weight loss may be suggested. Extra weight puts additional pressure on the venous system which contributes to the malfunctioning of the veins as well as increases the symptoms you may be experiencing.

  1. Exercise

Movement assists in improving your circulation and strengthens the muscles that assist the valves in venous system.

Often more than one treatment is recommended in your conservative management plans when treating varicose veins.  For the fast effective treatment of your varicose veins, call us at(719) 564- 0210 or contact The Pueblo Vein Center today!