There are multiple treatments available for varicose veins, varying in degrees of severity depending on how serious your case is. In addition to these effective and safe treatments, there are ways that you can manage your condition and reduce some of your discomfort.
In this article, we’re exploring ways that you can manage varicose veins at home and in our clinic to improve your quality of life.
Self-Care for Veins at Home
There are methods you can use to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort that can come from varicose veins, including:
Elevating Your Legs
By elevating your legs above your heart for a minimum of 15 minutes at a time, you may experience immediate relief from discomfort. Simply place your feet on a table, stretch them up a wall or lay in bed with your legs resting on multiple pillows. You’ll find that allowing the blood to flow freely will take away pressure from the veins and their valves.
Exercising and stretching your legs will assist with blood flow throughout the body, relieving some of the pressure from your veins. If you must sit and stand in your job, make sure you change positions every half hour and regularly stretch your calf muscles. Drink plenty of water and move around frequently to help with discomfort and circulation.
Compression Stockings and Comfortable Clothing
Begin your day by putting on specialised compression socks or stockings that prevent swelling and heaviness in the legs. It’s important to wear them preventatively from when you wake up because they aren’t as effective once the symptoms have already begun. Try to always wear comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothing to encourage the veins to circulate blood properly.
Reducing the Appearance of Varicose Veins
When your symptoms are purely cosmetic, varicose veins can still have negative effects on your confidence and daily life. The above methods are also effective for reducing the appearance of varicose veins because when you improve circulation, you lessen the severity of your symptoms. The best way to remove varicose veins entirely is to seek professional help for non-surgical treatment.
Speak to a Doctor at Vein Care
Regardless of how severe your condition is, Vein Care offers a range of non-surgical treatments to eliminate affected veins with minimal pain and recovery times. We can help you to choose the right treatment for your varicose veins, depending on your personal preferences. You can contact Vein Care online or by calling 1300 730 100.