The medical community has long known about the benefits that come from compression hose for conservative management. In fact, the first medical uses date back to the 19th century. As far as varicose and spider veins are concerned, this seemingly out-of-date conservative therapy method reigns supreme when it comes to improving fatigue, aching and other unpleasant sensations associated with these venous disorders.
Unfortunately, all compression hose aren’t created equal. At Windward Vein, we highly encourage our patients to choose the Sigvaris brand of compression hose. We’ve found that when it comes to quality and price, few other compression hose on the market can compare.
Compression hose are a leg saver when it comes to supporting any early stages of varicose and spider veins as well as helping with the prevention of them. Varicose veins are veins that appear just beneath the surface of the skin, and it’s this surface position of the vein that makes them vulnerable to stretching and creates visible bulges. Veins that are deeper within the leg are supported by layers of muscle tissues and bone, which means they are controlled and supported.
Superficial veins are not supported by muscle tissues; they are simply surrounded by a layer of skin that is prone to stretching, movement and vulnerable to outside injury. Compression hose are an added support system for these weakened veins that take on extra blood volume when the deep veins become insufficient to hold any pooling blood. Compression hose come in different strengths to help support these superficial veins, as though there is muscle tissue to help control the stretching and bulging.
Compression hose are the first level of treatment we start with at Windward Vein since they can prevent the early stages of varicose and spider veins from developing further. Although they are always the answer to preventing spider and varicose veins, we begin here and recommend our virtually painless treatments to follow. Compression hose are also a secondary support after treatment.
To have your compression hose prescribed by Dr. Wong, and to schedule your complimentary consultation, please call Windward Vein today.