Compression Therapy in Westchester
Compression stockings (or socks) are a special kind of elastic hosiery that supports healthy blood circulation and helps prevent a variety of health conditions, including: spider veins, varicose veins and CVI (chronic venous insufficiency)
The pressure that these stockings put on your ankles and legs compresses the surface arteries and veins, helping the vein valves to function properly and blood to flow back to your heart without obstructions.
If you’ve already developed a vein-related condition, compression stockings can help alleviate symptoms such as:
- swollen ankles
- heavy or aching legs
- fatigue and pain
- restless legs
- night cramps
Our board-certified vein specialist, Dr. Donna D'Alessio recommends 30mm Hg compression stockings when it comes to compression therapy for varicose veins and spider veins.
However, it is important to note that compression stockings CANNOT reverse existing venous disease nor can then improve the cosmetic appearance of varicose veins or spider veins. If you are seeking to improve the appearance of your legs, or to find relieve from symptoms related to chronic venous insufficiency, our Westchester vein specialist Dr. Donna D'Alessio can help. In a complimentary consultation, she will work to discover the best treatment to correct your situation. Read more about Dr. Donna D'Alessio.