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Compression Therapy

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.

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Compression Therapy FAQs

What is compression therapy?

Compression therapy is a technique used to increase the blood flow activity in the lower limbs through strengthening vein support. The stockings stretch out vein walls to improve overall circulation, which then reduces swelling.

Who can benefit from compression therapy?

Patients with spider veins, varicose veins or CVI.

Is compression therapy painful?

Compression therapy does not hurt. Compression stockings are sometimes uncomfortable because they are meant to be very tight, but they do not typically make the patient feel pain.

What can be expected?

The expected results for a patient using compression stockings are lighter feeling legs. Sometimes patients experience less varicose veins and better coloration on their skin from the compression stockings. Patients often feel less cramping and experience less swelling.

Does insurance cover the treatment?

Patients who undergo many vein procedures such as RF ablation are usually given compression stockings covered by their insurance.

Any there any side effects?

Patients sometimes can experience some discomfort from the tightness of the stocking that they are not used too.

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