Conservative Therapy

Great vein health starts with conservative therapy. Wearing support hose when putting stress on your venous system is just smart. Prevent varicose veins by wearing support hose.

Graduated compression stockings are an integral part of the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (reflux) and lymphedema.  They are also important in the treatment of and prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

The most commonly prescribed stockings for venous insufficiency are 20-30 mmHg,  knee high or thigh high.  This nomenclature means the stockings create a pressure of 30 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) at the ankle and gradually reduce pressure to 20 mmHg at the top of the stocking.  For lymphedema, and severe cases of venous insufficiency, 30-40 mmHg stockings are prescribed.

Compression stocking counteract the abnormal venous pressure in the legs of patients with venous insufficiency.  They typically are put on in the morning, and worn all day until bedtime.  They help relieve the symptoms of venous insufficiency, and can help reduce swelling.  Compression stocking are a temporary treatment, as they do not cure the underlying problem of leaking valves in the veins.  Definitive treatment such as radiofrequency ablation (closure), or endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), ambulatory micro-phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy permanently cure venous reflux disease.  Compression stocking are worn for 1 to 2 weeks after vein treatment.

After treatment is complete, compression stockings are usually not necessary.

Compression Stockings treat the following conditions

Do you have vein disease? Find out Now!

Please enter the code:

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.

Vein Specialists is active in the community - Follow us on social media.


Monday - Friday: 8 am-5 pm



3359 Woods Edge Circle Suite 102

Bonita Springs



United States


Phone: (239) 694-8346

Fax: (239) 936-6272


Please enter the code:

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.