Conservative vein therapy refers to a non-invasive, non-procedural approach to reduce the signs and symptoms of a vein condition. Generally, conservative vein therapy is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of varicose veins. The conservative vein therapy approach adopted by Hogue Vein Institute involves lifestyle modifications, over-the-counter medications, and the use of medical grade compression stockings to be worn on the legs. Usually the compression stockings need only be worn while showering, while sitting, while in an upright position, and while at work. In general, compression stockings do not need to be worn while lying down or while in bed, resting or sleeping.
Vein Therapy You Can Implement Yourself
Patients with symptomatic varicose veins can implement the following self-directed therapies in an attempt to stabilize, control, and reduce their leg vein symptoms.
- Wear medical grade compression stockings on a daily basis
- Avoid wearing high heels
- Avoid crossing the legs
- Avoid immersion in hot baths or hot tubs
- Perform daily walking and exercising
- Elevate the legs if they become swollen or edematous
- Take over-the-counter pain medications or analgesics to relieve leg discomfort
Varicose veins is a chronic venous condition that worsens over time and is referred to as Superficial Venous Disease.
Historically, both vein specialists and insurance companies have recommended a trial period of up to 3-months
of conservative vein therapy before proceeding with therapeutic vein treatments. While conservative vein therapy is beneficial for reducing the symptoms and slowing the progression of a medical vein condition, it will neither prevent nor eliminate the underlying vein condition. Since insurers do not provide coverage for an asymptomatic vein condition, the benefit of conservative vein therapy
may be the discovery or renewed awareness of symptoms attributable to the underlying vein condition that manifests during the conservative vein therapy trial period. Conservative vein therapy has demonstrated long-term benefits
in the treatment of medical vein conditions.
Medical Grade Compression Stockings
If diagnosed with varicose veins or a medical vein condition, you will be prescribed medical grade compression stockings. Contact Hogue Vein Institute today to make an appointment for either a FREE Vein Screening or a Comprehensive Vein Evaluation (submitted to insurance).