A trial of conservative therapy, ranging from 6-12 weeks, depending on the severity of your disease, is often required by insurance companies before we can treat your varicose veins. Conservative measures include graduated compression stockings, exercise, periodic leg elevation, and weight management.
Medical grade compression stockings are often prescribed to control the painful symptoms of varicose veins and swelling in the legs. They are also required to aid in the healing process following vein treatment procedures. A consultation with Dr. Oswalt is necessary to determine the strength of the stocking needed to control your symptoms. We keep an ample supply in stock for our patients undergoing treatment, eliminating the need for an additional stop at the pharmacy.
There are several high-quality brands of graduated compression stockings. Fort Worth Vein Center stocks Sigvaris compression stockings. Other great stockings include Juzo, Medi, Jobst and CEP. Purchasing high quality compression stockings are well worth the investment.
If you are looking for a more “stylish” stocking (something other than tan or black), we can order them and have them shipped directly to your home. We recommend a minimum pressure of 20-30 mmHg for your compression stockings.
Some people may find it difficult to put on compression stockings, but there are several tips/tricks to make it easier! Sigvaris also has several devices that can help with this task.
Below are a few videos, provided by Sigvaris, demonstrating the best tips, tricks, and tools to help you put on and take off your compression stockings.
So, get that compression on your legs-----they will feel better.