Varicose veins: Conservative treatment & Stockings

Dr. Naresh Govindarajanthran

Vascular surgeon (blood vessels & varicose veins)

Compression stockings are tight on the ankle (ankle pressure 20-30 mmHg) and squeeze the venous blood towards the heart when you walk. They improve calf muscle function, compress the varicose veins and reduce venous reflux. Stockings are useful for varicose veins which occur during pregnancy and for after varicose vein ablation, laser or surgery.

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