Is there Anything Else I can do?
Wearing graduated compression stockings is often the first approach to try before moving on to other treatments. They sequentially massage your legs, helping veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently toward the heart. The amount of compression varies by type and brand.
Some people think of compression stockings as being uncomfortable and unstylish, but their bad fashion reputation is no longer deserved. Stockings today come in a variety of strengths, styles and colors. With the variety offered, you’re likely to find a stocking that you’re comfortable wearing.
Prescription-strength stockings are available. Prices vary, and stockings generally last from 4 to 6 months.