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Can you tell me if there are good shoes to wear for varicose veins

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Shoes: Won't help your varicose veins.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Not proven.: Butcher's broom is a natural product which is purported to tighten blood vessels thus causing varicose veins to get smaller. There is no medical proo ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Not really: At night I assume you are sleeping. The fact you would be in bed and not standing would negate the need for the compression as no gravity there.....yo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise will help: Exercising will improve your veins by improving your cardiovascular fitness. The decreased body fat will also decrease the pressure on you veins. Vari ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Socks not shoes: Wearing compression socks makes the biggest difference with varicose veins. The best type to get are graduated compression, so they give more squeeze ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Some: Plastic surgeons will do liposuction to the ankles but its a small area and a lot of potential damage can be a result so i would avoid it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Stylish stockings: Several of the companies make sheer, lacey stockings. Google graduated compressive stockings to find a variety of companies that make them.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux u ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: You need to file or shave down the cracked tissue and then apply crisco and cover with Saran wrap and put a sock on it overnight.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Regular muscle work: By strengthening the muscles around your knee (quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles) you can make your knees more stable and therefore "stronger". ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helene Nguyen
17 years experience Wound care
MTB and many more: There a few of good brand in the market that clinically shown improvement in ones posture by tighten up you leg, BUN and lower back muscles. The one r ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on the ulcer: It is important to know the type of ulcer that you have and if there is any swelling. This is a complex issue and should be evaluated by a vascular su ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the l ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons: Typically a vascular surgeon would perform open varicose vein surgery, however many general or plastic surgeons are trained and skilled in varicose ve ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Medical grade compression hose. Leg elevation. Exercise. Lose weight if needed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Circumcision: Done as a baby, circumcision reduces utis in the first year. Std susceptibility is reduced in circ'd vs. Uncirc'd men. Penile cancer almost never occu ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not really: Ligaments and topical creams are not very effective. You can try a cream with capsaisin in it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asking the Impossibl: You are asking for something impossible. One cannot gain weight in one spot and one cannot change their genes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: You are right; doctor can not make new tissue to restore the cut foreskin. All what they can do is exercising plastic surgical techniques to use the e ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: General resistance weight training in your home or health club, builds muscle and can increase the size of your legs.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch: The 'best way' to avoid hamstring injuries is to keep your hamstring muscle group 'stretched out' and avoid( if possible) activities which can easily ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Laredo
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes there are.: Your surgeon performing your amputation should be able to put you in touch with your local services. The amputee coalition is an excellent resource. H ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't go there.: Leg shortening procedures are really for great limb length discrepancies not just because some one isn't happy with their height.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
No: I have never heard of using blueberries for varicose veins. Generally speaking these veins can be treated medically or surgically. Blueberries is not ... Read More
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