Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a progressive vein disease that occurs when valves in the legs weaken and fail to efficiently return blood back to your heart. The pooling blood that results from poor circulation can result in many uncomfortable symptoms, including pain, swelling, heaviness, varicose veins, and more. It occurs most often in women over 50 and individuals who work in jobs that require them to stand for long periods of time.
The disease is most manageable when treatment begins in the early stages. Our interventional radiologists have the expertise to determine your specific needs, including which minimally invasive procedures would be best for you.
We recommend wearing compression stockings for both mild cases of CVI and while waiting for treatment. These elastic garments gently squeeze the leg, increasing blood flow and preventing blood pooling and flowing backwards. They are ideal for alleviating numerous symptoms related to CVI, including leg pain, leg cramps, swelling, heaviness and fatigue, and restless legs syndrome. Those with varicose veins may also find relief with compression stockings, including varicose veins with or without ulcers.
When you suffer from poor circulation, elevating your legs is a great way to improve blood flow. We recommend putting your feet up for 15-30 minute intervals several times throughout the day. This will encourage blood that has pooled in your lower legs to flow back up toward the heart, temporarily reducing pressure and associated symptoms from buildup.
Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment
At Vein Wellness Clinic, our goal is to help you discover the best way to alleviate your CVI symptoms. We offer several highly-effective procedures that are minimally invasive and can even be performed on an outpatient basis with a minimal recovery period. Many patients we treat see promising results. Our treatments include: