In addition to resolving painful symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency and unsightly varicose veins or spider veins, treating CVI has another benefit. Patients who don’t address broken valves in their veins will often develop more vein damage and progressive symptoms. So, if you treat CVI, you’ll get relief from your current issues, and you’ll also help prevent more varicose veins and spider veins from developing.
CVI is common but underdiagnosed. Many patients don’t know they have it and don’t realize that symptoms like cramping, burning, and restlessness in their legs are caused by issues in deep veins. Our patients are always pleasantly surprised when problems like Restless Legs Syndrome and venous stasis dermatitis disappear once we treat their veins.
If you have Chronic Venous Insufficiency, call our vein clinic to learn how we can help. To reduce swelling and cramping until your appointment, try elevating your legs while you rest, and avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time. Don’t wear compression stockings until we’ve assessed your veins. Compression isn’t safe or effective for every patient, and you need a vein doctor to select the right stocking size.