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What Shoes Should I Wear If I Have Varicose Veins?

 

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While there are not specific shoes that are best for varicose veins, there are definitely good and bad options. To start off with what not to wear, avoid wearing high heels that are greater than 2 inches. High heels affect your calves’ ability to pump blood back up to the legs and also restrict proper muscle function. This raises vein pressure in the lower legs and will lead to more pain in the lower extremities. 

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Traveling Tips if You Suffer From Varicose Veins.

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Summer is a wildly popular time to travel with family and friends as people take long flights to Europe or cross-country road trips to enjoy the beautiful weather. Traveling for long hours oftentimes can be painful for people with varicose veins as inactivity and gravity causes blood to pool near your legs and ankles. This often creates painful swelling and discomfort in the legs. Here are some tips to help minimize the pain and maximize the fun!

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Varicose Veins Are Not Cosmetic Despite What Your Friends or Doctor May Say.

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One of the most common statements I hear from patients when they come in is, "I waited to seek treatment because I was told that my varicose veins were merely cosmetic... and if they didn't hurt I didn't need to seek treatment." While there are many common misconceptions or myths about varicose and spider veins, this is probably one of the most harmful ones still circulating today. There are many reasons that these myths about varicose veins are still so widely disseminated.

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Why Treating Your Varicose Veins Should be Part of Your New Years Resolution.

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It has arrived - the year 2017 - and yes, if you are embracing this year with a sense of accomplishment ahead your mind is in the right place. Like many after the holidays and new year, the beginning of another year is a great place to finally follow through on some of those long awaited “get fit, get healthy, get in shape…” plans.

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Myth: Varicose And Spider Veins Will Always Reoccur After They Have Been Repaired

 
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