Written by our Human Movement Specialists
What are Varicose Veins?
Don’t be so vain when it comes to varicose veins.
They can look like someone tattooed a river system on your legs, but they also can be painful and make standing for long periods of time difficult. Varicose veins are defined as enlarged, swollen, and twisted superficial veins. Their origins are rooted in your genetics and lifestyle choices.
A non-invasive way to prevent the onset and progression of varicose veins is compression therapy. Graduated compression from the ankle up can help support and restore valve function. Medical grade compression can help treat the symptoms of varicose veins as well as slow their progression once they are present.
Compression therapy acts like an extra layer of muscle wrapping around the leg which gently compresses vein walls together and help the valves to close. This leads to improved blood flow in the area, decreased blood pooling and better overall circulation.
Medical compression is used to prevent and treat venous disorders such as varicose veins, lymphatic disorders, deep vein thrombosis, edema, stasis, post vein treatment, pregnancy related conditions, and leg fatigue. It needs to be 20mmHG and up to be considered medical compression. It is important to get the right mmHG's right for your needs.
Book an appointment with our trained staff, they will assess and measure for your compression socks to find the best possible style and fit.
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