Compression stockings are used to support the muscles of the calf in circulating blood and lymph fluid through the legs. These stockings or hose are usually made of elastic or rubber fibers that aid in compressing the leg.
Compression stockings have a graduated compression with maximum compression at the ankle and decreasing up the leg. There are different types of compression available in these stockings, so be sure to check with your doctor about which level of compression would be best for you.
About CRL Surgical Associates
At CRL Surgical Associates, Dr. Lewis Owens, MD, FACS and Dr. John Ligush, MD, FACS offer their care and expertise as Charlottesville varicose veins doctors. Treating patients that suffer from venous dysfunction which results in painful and unsightly veins on the legs and other areas of the body is their specialty. With the latest varicose and spider veins care, there are a number of technological advancements which allow the body to heal in record time. Minimally invasive treatment mean that although there may be an anesthetic used, there is no need to involve surgery. Some procedure may require an incision to get a catheter or laser into the vein but this is only a minor and minimal incision. At this Charlottesville varicose veins clinic, treatments allow patients to get back to their every day activities without much inpatient treatment.
Since most treatments are considered outpatient, it is important to note that the average treatment session takes under an hour and patients are then released to get back to their day. Side effects are minimal and Dr. Owens and Dr. Ligush are able to treat patients in effective ways that were not formerly possible. Sclerotherapy and laser vein removal are two of the most popular treatment options, as well as treatments which remove painful varicose veins that have become dangerous to the overall cardiovascular system. With the CRL Surgical Associates Charlottesville varicose veins clinic, treating venous dysfunction is made simple and easy.