Varicose veins are initially treated with conservative compression stockings. Compression stocking have an evenly distributed calibrated pressure, which helps squeeze leg muscles in order to push blood up through incompetent veins and back to the heart more effectively.
Compression stocking treatment should be coupled with regular exercise, which helps to prevent further progression of venous disease. If worn every day, compression stockings need to be changed every six months. Patients can purchase additional stockings at our office.