In the legs, varicose veins develop when normal veins are subjected to abnormal venous pressure from venous insufficiency. They are like water balloons being filled by a water faucet. Compression stockings are a temporizing treatment for venous insufficiency and varicose veins. However, compression stockings do not cure varicose veins or venous insufficiency, and they only work when they are being worn. Most people prefer to have definitive, permanent treatment of their veins issues. This can be done in an office setting under local anesthesia, with no downtime from routine daily activities.

Compression Stockings