Category: Vein Health

Are Your Legs Swelling Due To The Summer Heat?

leg swelling

Casuses of Edema AKA Leg Swelling Leg swelling or “edema” as it is called in the medical profession is a common condition that plagues many of our community members. In the summer months this condition can get much worse. Edema is swelling of both legs from a buildup of extra fluid. Edema has many possible […] Read More

What is Compression Therapy?

compression therapy

When applied in a gradient manner, compression therapy counters the high pressures that occur in the legs as a result of venous insufficiency disease or venous reflux.  The use of compression socks or stockings helps improve the blood flow by compressing the veins and making the valves in the veins work more efficiently.  By delivering […] Read More

Leg Pain and the Holiday Season

varicose veins

As the holiday season approaches many travelers will soon clog highways and airports. No matter what the mode of transportation, sitting motionless for long periods may put some travelers at increased risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in a vein deep within the muscles, usually in the calf or thigh. But people […] Read More

Important Questions Regarding Your Leg Health

varicose veins

This questionnaire is a helpful tool to assess whether you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), also known as venous reflux disease. This disease is one of the most undertreated and under diagnosed diseases in the United States with more 24 million Americans affected. Many of these individuals are unaware of the specific cause of their […] Read More

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