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Leg Vein Disease Treatment

By Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS | Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Easing into summer with Varicose VeinsIn Boca Raton, the swimsuit season is year-round. With the beach in close proximity and the sun shining all 12 months out of the year, there is rarely a time when long pants will be very comfortable. But as summer settles in and the days grow longer, shorts, swimsuits, and other leg-baring attire are the norm. For those who are hoping to hide their varicose veins under layers of fabric, summer may feel like the longest season of the year. However, there are measures you can employ and home care treatment you can undergo to prevent a leg vein disease such as varicose veins right now.

Varicose veins are a form of vein disease, and while many people are concerned about their embarrassing appearance, they can cause some pretty uncomfortable symptoms that might interfere with your summer plans, too. These symptoms could include:

  • Throbbing
  • Swelling
  • Heaviness in the legs
  • Skin rash
  • Restless Legs Syndrome

As you pursue treatment, there are several things you can do at home to reduce your risk of worsening a leg vein disease like varicose veins, as well as prevent further vein disease from developing.

This summer:

  • Wear sunscreen: Excessive sun damage can weaken the blood vessels just beneath the skin, which increases your likelihood of developing varicose veins.
  • Wear compression hose: When possible, wear compression hose or socks. These are highly successful in reducing or even correcting minor varicose veins.
  • Stay active: An active lifestyle is one of the best preventative methods against varicose veins. Being active encourages proper blood flow, which decreases your risk of developing any form of vein disease.

Varicose veins take time to treat, so if you want to be rid of varicose veins before heading on vacation this summer you’ll want to give yourself time to accomplish that. Treatment for varicose veins ranges from conservative remedies like wearing compression stockings to laser vein treatment and radiofrequency ablation; two minimally invasive procedures that will reduce or eliminate varicose veins in their entirety.

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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