The Benefits of Compression Therapy, Part 3 of 3
Dr. Schul recommends that compression wearers first ask themselves, “what am I trying to accomplish by using compression?” If it is solely to reduce venous pressure or related swelling, there are many other ways to achieve this.
The Benefits of Compression Therapy, Part 2 of 3
Dr. Schul shares that merely one out of five of his patients report that the stockings purchased from a drug or big-box store gave them the relief they were seeking. That means approximately 80 percent of patients had a negative compression experience when purchased outside of a medical setting.
The Benefits of Compression Therapy, Part 1 of 3
“Compression therapy is a tool used for a variety of lower extremity problems,” says Dr. Schul. He explains that “compression creates a ‘compartment’ in the legs that do not allow the pressure of backward flowing veins to exert tissue effects on the skin.”
Understanding Your Blood Clot Risk
Knowing your risk level for deep vein thrombosis could save your life. Center for Vein Restoration’s Dr. Marlin Schul explains why.
Managing Blood Clots in the 21st Century
Much has changed for the better over the years in the diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs.
Do Varicose Veins Cause Itching?
Varicose and spider veins cause an array of symptoms including leg swelling, leg pain, throbbing of the legs, and the sensation of leg heaviness. People who report itching know they have it, meaning the symptom is NOT subtle. The question remains, is itching truly associated with varicose veins?