Varicose veins are annoying, to say the least. At the Las Vegas Vein Center, we have the means to treat them. Yet, out of all the varicose vein treatments, compression therapy seems to raise some eyebrows. The reason: compression socks are a bit strange. So here’s what you need to know about compression socks.
What is Compression Therapy?
When you undergo compression therapy, your veins “give in to pressure.” Whenever you get a bad cut, you would normally apply pressure to it to stop the heavy flow of blood. The idea is the very same for varicose veins. The heavy flow of blood has damaged the veins, weakened them, to become inflamed and swollen.
Wherever the area the pain or discomfort is coming from is the area the compression socks must be placed. This will allow a more steady flow of blood through the veins, making them more healthy and possibly restoring them back to normal.
The benefits of compression socks
These socks are designed to help rid your body of varicose veins. Greatly enough, there are some other positive effects you can get out of wearing compression socks for varicose veins.
Mainly, they help with pain relief. Simply by reducing the swelling of the affected area, you are losing a majority of the pain. Also, compression therapy surprisingly helps with circulation. The extra aid in circulation will help the varicose veins disappear and may even prevent them in the future.
Better circulation, the lower your chances of getting varicose veins.
Wearing compression socks have been known to break apart blood clots, which can lead to life-threatening strokes. For this reason, you may have heard your doctor recommend compression socks following surgery.
Is Compression Therapy a Proper Cure?
It should be noted that, no—compression socks are NOT a cure for varicose veins. Yes, they can help alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins by improving your circulation and decreasing the swelling. But if you’re looking for a cure for varicose veins, we urge you to seek out your local vein specialists.