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The Use of Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins, Santa Monica Vein Doctor

The use of compression stockings for varicose veins, Santa Monica Vein Center


Not every patient with spider and varicose veins will need to undergo treatment with laser, injection sclerotherapy, or surgery.  There are many noninvasive methods for the management of spider and varicose veins.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified vein surgeon and expert in varicose veins, advocates the use of compression stockings in patients who do not require or request treatment for their vein problems.  Compression stockings provide controlled and gradient compression of the superficial surface of the legs and thighs, thus controlling the amount of dilation of the varicose vein.  These stockings come in a variety of compression pressures and often provide relief for patients who have discomfort associated with their veins.  Discomfort may include itching, burning, pain, throbbing, cramping, restless legs, and generalized leg discomfort.


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If you have varicose veins and wish to explore noninvasive and nonsurgical options for varicose veins, schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at the Santa Monica Vein Center in order to evaluate your legs and determine a proper course of action.  Patients with mild symptoms may benefit from the use of natural remedies including topical creams and lotions, and compression stockings.  Topical creams that have horse chestnut extract may provide equivalent therapeutic benefit when compared to compression stockings.  Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian by calling 310-998-5535. 


Dr. Karamanoukian will prescribe the appropriate compression stocking for your legs and thighs, ranging from therapeutic medical stockings to lighter compression stockings.

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