If you have been diagnosed with varicose veins or venous insufficiency one of the first things your doctor probably prescribed was compression stockings. This may have filled you with dread thinking of uncomfortable thick black or beige stockings that would never fit into your lifestyle.
Luckily, there are quality compression stockings available at Spartz Vein Clinic that are both comfortable and attractive.
First, let’s address why compression stockings are so important. I recommend them to my patients as a first line treatment for venous insufficiency and varicose veins. When blood pools in your ankles and lower legs because of your varicose veins, that can lead to aching and pain. Compression stockings help squeeze venous blood from your ankles up your legs back to your heart which is the correct direction of flow. When compression stockings fit well and are worn consistently they can significantly help with swelling and pain associated with venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
I also want my patients wearing compression stockings after they have a procedure on their legs. It’s important to keep the treated vein collapsed tightly after the procedure and the compression stockings help ensure the vein walls stay together. The length of time the compression stockings need to be worn after a procedure varies, but is usually 2-4 weeks.
We have a variety of styles in stock to choose from for both women and men. There are socks and stockings you would feel comfortable wearing to work, and socks you could play basketball in, and everything in between. The stockings are easy to take care of and can be thrown in the washing machine and dryer. They are all made out of high-quality materials that feel very comfortable against your skin. Both Wendy and I have worn them and can attest to that!
If you need compression stockings we would be happy to properly measure you and make sure you get stockings that will fit you and fit your lifestyle. Please stop by the clinic or make an appointment at 651-797-6880.