Compression hose are now available through informercials and can even be found at your local grocery store, however they may not be the “miracle” you are looking for.
While many people do experience short term improvement of swelling and leg pain with support stockings, they are not a “cure” and do not always prevent the progression of vein disease and development of complications. When someone has varicose veins, they have valvular failure in their veins that very rarely if ever resolves or improves unless treated.
A free vein screening with ultrasound can help identify the affected vein and determine a treatment plan that may have a more permanent impact on the patients symptoms. If effectively treated, many patients experience no further swelling and leg pain so that they can get back to their active lifestyle without the need to wear support stocking for the rest of their life.