Varicose Veins

varicoseVeinsVeins return blood from your body to your heart.  To return blood to your heart, the veins in your legs must work against gravity. Muscle contractions in your lower legs act as pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood return to your heart. Tiny valves in your veins open as blood flows toward your heart then close to stop blood from flowing backward.  As you get older, your veins can lose elasticity causing them to stretch. The valves in your veins may become weak, allowing blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backward. Blood pools in your veins and your veins enlarge and become varicose.  Pregnancy can also be a cause of varicose veins.

 varicoseVeinsHelp

After your examination one of our team of clinicians will develop a treatment plan to strengthen the legs. Education will be provided on self-care that can ease pain and prevent varicose veins from getting worse.  Compression stockings may be required.  They squeeze the legs – helping the veins and muscles more the blood efficiently.