If you have varicose veins in Beaver County, we can help you get Compression stockings to relieve your pain and symptoms of varicose veins and swollen legs!
Symptoms of venous insufficiency:
Swollen achey legs
broken blood vessels
40% of the population has symptoms of vein disease. This vein reflux occurs when the valves are damaged and allow blood to flow backward, because of gravity.This backward flow of blood allows swelling to start at the ankles, and if left untreated, work it way up the legs.
Compression stockings can help stabilize this process, or at least slow it down and lessen symptoms.
HOW COMPRESSION STOCKINGS WORK
Why you should use compression stockings
If you sit or stand for long periods of time on your job, or if you are pregnant, you should wear compression socks, at least to the knee. These elastic hose will reinforce your damaged valves and BROKEN VESSELS IN YOUR LEGS AND DECREASE THE BLOOD THAT LEAKS OUT OF THEM WHEN THEY ARE SWOLLEN. THIS LEAKING BLOOD STAINS THE LEGS AND CAUSES THE SKIN TO BREAK DOWN INTO ULCERS.
Stocking should be applied immediately upon waking up in the morning; before you even step out of bed to go to the bathroom. This is when legs are the smallest and they are the easiest to put on. A donner is a device used by many whose hands are not strong enough to put on their own stockings at the Advanced Vein Center in Beaver and Cranberry we can get you a prescription for this device.
you should also sleep with your legs slightly elevated, possibly by putting a two by four under the mattress at the bottom of your bed. sleeping with your legs down in a chair will cause more problems
Always wear your stocking on long flights or car rides!
also getting up and taking short walks- even around your living room or office, each hour will help immensely.
How to take care of compression stockings
Don't use a washing machine on your stockings if you don't have to.
Never put your stocking in a dryer- it will ruin the elastic and they wont last as long as they could.
mild detergent is best-and no fabric softener
Use cold water, not hot, to protect the elastic
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