Varicose veins can be ugly to look at and even painful to some people. However, they do not signal a medical problem of any sort. Most people will opt to have injections or laser treatments if they become too much to handle.
Another alternative is to wear compression stockings for varicose veins. Wearing these stockings on a regular basis are the perfect preventative measure for symptoms or problems with varicose veins.
People who have occupations that keep them on their feet all day or that keep them stationary for long periods of time are very susceptible to the problems of varicose veins. Compression stockings, however unfashionable they may be, are a great help to people with these professions. This is especially true of healthcare workers who tend to be on their feet a minimum of twelve hours at a time.
There are numerous brands to choose from that cover the spectrum in price and durability. These brands include: Jobst, Futuro, Juzo, Therafirm, Medivan and Sigvaris. Some of these are available in your local drug store. Others must be bought online or at a medical supply store. The right brand is something to be researched in regards to the quality of the product. The price is what you can afford.
Most people report having less leg pain and having a lighter feeling in their legs while wearing compression stockings. Again, this is not going to get rid of the spider/varicose veins. They will make standing easier and more pleasant and will possibly prevent the arrival of more varicose veins.
There are two ways to put on compression stockings for varicose veins. The first involves turning the stocking inside out, slipping your foot inside, then slowly working the stocking up and over your calf. The second way to put these on requires gathering up the stocking and slipping it on like a sock. You then must grasp the top of the stocking on both sides at the top and work the fabric upwards as far as possible. Once in place, the stockings should not bunch up or roll down the leg. If this is a problem then simply grab the top of the stocking and pull out and fold until it no longer bunches or rolls down.