At Vein Center of North Texas, we offer both surgical and non-surgical means for treating venous conditions and vascular problems. Many patients can improve their conditions and treat their vein issues using conservative measures, and our physicians start off by providing our patients with non-invasive treatments to offer relief before suggesting more intensive procedures. Through our model of care, we will offer a conservative treatment plan that will improve your venous conditions and help avoid risky side effects.
What Are Conservative Measures?
Conservative measures are our first step in managing venous conditions, more specifically chronic venous insufficiency. While these measures do not intend to treat the underlying issue of venous insufficiency, they provide symptomatic relief and ultimately slow the development of other conditions caused by venous insufficiency, including varicose veins, spider veins, and deep vein thrombosis.
Conservative measures are a low-cost, effective way of managing pain and treating your symptoms of leg or vein pain. Some of the conservative measures we offer for treating venous conditions include:
- Compression Stockings: Compression stockings, also called compression socks, are elastic garments worn on the legs throughout the day that gradually compress the limbs to enhance circulation. When used for treatment, they provide a long-term form of therapy that prevents blood from pooling in the leg veins to aid blood flow, aid performance levels for athletes, and relieve leg pain.
- Diet and Exercise Management: Suggestions such as low-impact exercises and diet changes can help relieve other conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. For dieting, eating a healthy amount of fiber and protein can improve your vascular function and
- Changing Positions and Leg Raises: Prolonged sitting and standing are also known to cause vein issues, and switching positions from time to time can improve blood flow. For those with blood circulation problems, raising your legs above your heart three to five times a day can help improve that circulation.
- Other Life Style Tips: Other tips, including wearing loose-fitting clothes, regularly massaging your legs, anti-inflammatory medication, and lowering your salt intake, can improve and help manage your vein conditions.
The Next Steps After Conservative Therapy
When conservative measures don’t work, our vein care center provides a multitude of treatment options to meet your needs and relieve your pain. At Vein Center of North Texas, we offer minimally invasive procedures such as sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and vein stripping to remove varicose veins completely and help manage your chronic pain conditions. However, conservative measures combined with multiple treatments can help address your condition from all sides, allowing both treatments and lifestyle changes to work towards your health.
Your choice in therapy will depend on your symptoms, preferences, and associated risks. When working with our physicians, we will provide you with a multi-modal treatment plan that addresses all of your symptoms and relieve leg pain. For more information about our conservative treatment options, alongside our other minimally invasive or surgical treatments, the best resource to contact is the Vein Center of North Texas for your first consultation.