How Wearing Compression Stockings Can Help Your Varicose Veins

by | Oct 19, 2016

If you’ve suffered with varicose veins for a long time, you’ll be familiar with the swelling, the itchiness and the pain. In truth, the best action to take is to make an appointment to see a vein specialist about having them treated and avoid developing complications. But what can you do right now?

Apart from generally encouraging healthy habits (eating right, exercising, elevating your legs after a long day standing, etc), we recommend wearing compression stockings during the day as a worthwhile measure. Varicose veins appear when the one-way valves in your veins fail and allow blood to leak backward. It’s the pooling of blood because of this valve failure that causes the squiggly, bulging blue veins to pop out. When you wear compression stockings your veins are supported and enable the blood to flow more effectively. (Bonus: It also helps to keep swelling down and reduces the achiness in your legs from a day on your feet.)

Keep in mind that wearing compression stockings or compression tights is a short-term measure. As soon as you take them off, your varicose veins will again start aching and swelling again.

You will need to get treatment

Left untreated, varicose veins do not right themselves. And none of the popular home remedies will cure your vein woes, in fact, most of them don’t even treat the symptoms. You will need to have your veins treated by a Phlebologist at some point, because without it they will only worsen.

Give it a try

But for short-term relief from aching, swollen legs from varicose veins (an especially if you spend a lot of time on your feet all day), give compression stockings a go.


Worried about your veins?

Make an appointment to see phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas in our Vein Health Melbourne or Sydney clinics, and get your veins assessed and treated today.

We provide fast and easy, walk-in walk-out treatments with no hospital stay required. Our minimally invasive treatments utilise world-class technologies to achieve the best patient outcomes. Our results speak for themselves – see our before & after gallery.


Why choose us?

  • Walk-in, walk-out treatment
  • Talk directly to the doctor
  • Gold standard treatments
  • Comprehensive after-care and follow-up

Dr. Peter Paraskevas Phlebologist, Medical Director

Dr Peter Paraskevas is a highly skilled phlebologist (vein doctor) dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins. He also lectures at the Australasian College of Phlebology.




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