Compression support hose stockings are the most conservative treatment for varicose veins. Many patients to our Orlando vein center find that their symptoms are sufficiently managed by wearing these stockings. By applying pressure to your veins, the stockings help improve blood flow and decrease the amount of reflux, and hence decrease lower extremity edema.
While compression stockings do help to ease the symptoms, they will not eliminate spider or varicose veins. In combination with compression stockings, walking and leg elevation are usually suggested to ease symptoms and improve venous circulation.