Although compression hose do not treat the cause of vein disease, they often provide relief from its symptoms by preventing blood from pooling in the leg veins, thereby improving overall circulation. They are sometimes prescribed by our Vein Care Specialists’ interventional radiologists to help diagnose and reveal the presence of significant venous disease. In some cases, compression hose can be used to prevent chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins from forming.
Wearing compression hose for a short period of time is very important to the long-term effectiveness of Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT®) and Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy. This is because the pressure put on the ankles and legs “compresses” the blood vessels on the surface to help the blood flow back to the heart more easily.
Compression Hose Benefits
Compression hose can provide additional benefits to those who wear them. These include the relief of pain or restless leg syndrome, more comfortable travel (especially on a long flight with limited legroom), less fatigue with prolonged standing and better comfort for women who are pregnant. People who sit or stand for prolonged periods of time at work should consider wearing compression hose.
Contact Vein Care Specialists
Vein Care Specialists is located in Lakeland, Florida and serves patients throughout Central Florida including the Plant City, Winter Haven, Kissimmee and Haines City communities. Call (863) 577-0269 today to learn more about compression hose accompanying your minimally invasive varicose vein treatment.