11 doctors weighed in:
Can compression stockings get rid of varicose veins?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Varicose veins are broken and compression stockings can't fix them. Stockings can, and usually do, make your legs feel better while you wear them though.
They can also help to keep you from getting new varicose veins too. The best place to get compression stockings is from a trained fitter who can make sure that the stockings you get fit properly. You also don't want to use ted hose.

In brief: No
Varicose veins are broken and compression stockings can't fix them. Stockings can, and usually do, make your legs feel better while you wear them though.
They can also help to keep you from getting new varicose veins too. The best place to get compression stockings is from a trained fitter who can make sure that the stockings you get fit properly. You also don't want to use ted hose.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree
In brief: Helps symptoms
May help them not get worse but won't go away usually.

In brief: Helps symptoms
May help them not get worse but won't go away usually.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Varicose veins are a result of the veins not functioning properly and allowing the blood to pool (venous insufficiency).
Stockings are a recommended treatment for this, but it does not resolve the problem. It will make your leg feel better, but you need to have the incompetent vein(s) treated to make them go away.

In brief: Not likely
Varicose veins are a result of the veins not functioning properly and allowing the blood to pool (venous insufficiency).
Stockings are a recommended treatment for this, but it does not resolve the problem. It will make your leg feel better, but you need to have the incompetent vein(s) treated to make them go away.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Jeffrey Indes
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rarely cure
They can help with symptoms but rarely cure.

In brief: Rarely cure
They can help with symptoms but rarely cure.
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Compression stocking
These will not get rid of varicose veins but will help prevent worsening of these veins and potential symptoms

In brief: Compression stocking
These will not get rid of varicose veins but will help prevent worsening of these veins and potential symptoms
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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