Varicose veins are a venous abnormality caused by excessive stress on the veins. This tension on the blood vessels is very painful and causes very unattractive bumps and discolorations on the skin. There are surgical procedures that can reduce the pressure caused by varicose veins. However, for some reason, not many people want to do this procedure. First, the long term effects of surgery have not been tested enough to taste many people. Second, it would take time and money to recover, and since time is money, more money is wasted.
Varicose veins are a viable option for the majority of people with spider veins. However, keep in mind that for some reason it does not work for every person to use them and that you can choose from many different types of stockings. So you have to take the time to find the variety that works best for you. There are: thigh high stockings, stockings with knee pads and tights to choose from. The general way they all work is to start near the ankle and relax as you work your way up.
Once you’ve decided what type of stockings you want to start with, you need to decide how tight you want them to be. I would not recommend starting too tight as this can make the pain worse and affect the blood flow to your legs. You should start with over-the-counter products and work your way up until you find the seal that’s right for you.
If this is your first time wearing varicose stockings, you may find that they get a bit tight when you sit down. This is normal for most people, but should not be overlooked. If you are on a plane or a bus for a long time, you have to get up every now and then so that the blood will flow again. You run the risk of fainting or getting worse if you accidentally stop the blood circulation.
Of course, the pressure of some people is not relieved by simply wearing these stockings. If you think you’ve tried everything and are still having issues, it’s time to see your doctor. Your doctor will likely recommend surgery. You shouldn’t worry too much, even if it’s a simple procedure. You’ll be going up and down in no time.
In summary, varicose stockings are an inexpensive and effective solution to your varicose problem. Your doctor should give you a good recommendation on which size to start with. Like I said, they may not work better for everyone, but at least when compared to surgery, it’s worth a try.