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Suggest ways to manage pain in legs when diagnosed with varicose veins

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: Good Morning,
varicose veins issue not able to stand for long time and Sevier pain in both leg
please guide
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Varicose veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical procedures

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query
Varicose veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical procedures.
If your symptoms are more severe, your may recommend one or more medical procedures, if you have a lot of pain, blood clots, or skin disorders caused by your varicose veins.
Treatment of varicose veins includes conservative methods and advanced methods.

Conservative methods
is for mild to moderate cases of varicose veins, which includes

1. Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes often are the first treatment for varicose veins. These changes can prevent varicose veins from getting worse, reduce pain, and delay other varicose veins from forming. Lifestyle changes include the following:

Avoid standing or sitting for long periods without taking a break. When sitting, avoid crossing your legs. Keep your legs raised when sitting, resting, or sleeping. When you can, raise your legs above the level of your heart.
Do physical activities to get your legs moving and improve muscle tone. This helps blood move through your veins.
If you're overweight or obese, try to lose weight. This will improve blood flow and ease the pressure on your veins.
Avoid wearing tight clothes, especially those that are tight around your waist, groin (upper thighs), and legs. Tight clothes can make varicose veins worse.
Avoid wearing high heels for long periods. Lower heeled shoes can help tone your calf muscles. Toned muscles help blood move through the veins.

2. Compression stockings
Wearing compression stockings all day is often the first approach to try before moving on to other treatments. They steadily squeeze your legs, helping veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently.

You can buy compression stockings at most pharmacies and medical supply
stores. Prices vary. Prescription-strength stockings also are available.

Advanced methods is for severe varicose veins associated with leg ulcers

1 sclerotherapy of veins.
Injection of a large vein with a foam solution is also a possible treatment to close
a vein and seal it. This is a newer technique.
2 Laser surgeries.
Laser surgery works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes
the vein slowly fade and disappear. No incisions or needles are used.
3.High ligation and vein stripping. This procedure involves tying off a vein before it
joins a deep vein and removing the vein through small incisions.
4 Endoscopic vein surgery. You might need this operation only in an advanced
case involving leg ulcers if other techniques fail.

Meet your local surgeon for examination and further evaluation.

Thank you
Take care

Regards
Dr Priyanka S


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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka G Raj (44 minutes later)
Do you have any special exercise for the same
right now I have started the skipping as well.

I have stocking but how much time /hr. need to be use in a day
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
hi

Detailed Answer:
hi
thanks for writing again

Set a goal to walk 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week.

Skipping is also a good excercise for calf muscles, you can continue with that.
stocking you need wear as long you are standing and also in sitting position with legs down.

if you have any doubt please let me know

Take care

Regards
Dr Priyanka S
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Brief Answer: Varicose veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical procedures Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query Varicose veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical procedures. If your symptoms are more severe, your may recommend one or more medical procedures, if you have a lot of pain, blood clots, or skin disorders caused by your varicose veins. Treatment of varicose veins includes conservative methods and advanced methods. Conservative methods is for mild to moderate cases of varicose veins, which includes 1. Lifestyle Changes Lifestyle changes often are the first treatment for varicose veins. These changes can prevent varicose veins from getting worse, reduce pain, and delay other varicose veins from forming. Lifestyle changes include the following: Avoid standing or sitting for long periods without taking a break. When sitting, avoid crossing your legs. Keep your legs raised when sitting, resting, or sleeping. When you can, raise your legs above the level of your heart. Do physical activities to get your legs moving and improve muscle tone. This helps blood move through your veins. If you're overweight or obese, try to lose weight. This will improve blood flow and ease the pressure on your veins. Avoid wearing tight clothes, especially those that are tight around your waist, groin (upper thighs), and legs. Tight clothes can make varicose veins worse. Avoid wearing high heels for long periods. Lower heeled shoes can help tone your calf muscles. Toned muscles help blood move through the veins. 2. Compression stockings Wearing compression stockings all day is often the first approach to try before moving on to other treatments. They steadily squeeze your legs, helping veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. You can buy compression stockings at most pharmacies and medical supply stores. Prices vary. Prescription-strength stockings also are available. Advanced methods is for severe varicose veins associated with leg ulcers 1 sclerotherapy of veins. Injection of a large vein with a foam solution is also a possible treatment to close a vein and seal it. This is a newer technique. 2 Laser surgeries. Laser surgery works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. No incisions or needles are used. 3.High ligation and vein stripping. This procedure involves tying off a vein before it joins a deep vein and removing the vein through small incisions. 4 Endoscopic vein surgery. You might need this operation only in an advanced case involving leg ulcers if other techniques fail. Meet your local surgeon for examination and further evaluation. Thank you Take care Regards Dr Priyanka S