For the countless people suffering from varicose vein discomfort, there are many things that can be done to help ease the stiffness and soreness. For many sufferers, home treatment is sufficient and can slow down the development of varicose veins and prevent complications such as sores and bleeding.
Home treatment can help you avoid surgery, something that is always best avoided. So if you are a sufferer or are worried about a protruding vein here are some effective tips that you can try at home to keep them and their nasty symptoms at bay.
- Try wearing compression stockings
- Exercise regularly to help maintain a healthy weight
- Keep your legs elevated when you have the opportunity
- Avoid long periods of sitting and standing
- Use a topical product that can help ease symptoms, smooth skin and reduce swelling in the area such as our Nature’s Miracle Varicose Vein Treatment
Injuring a Varicose Vein
In some cases, you may injure your varicose vein. Given that they stick out, sometimes they are more vulnerable to nicks and bumps. In most cases, these can be treated at home quite simply.
If you knock your leg hard enough that you know will probably cause a bruise, then make sure to elevate it and apply ice as soon as possible. Always apply ice for roughly fifteen minutes and then give yourself a short break from the cold before applying again. This helps reduce the bleeding under the skin and minimise bruising.
If you scratch or cut a varicose vein then you may see a fair bit of bleeding. Again, be sure to elevate your leg and apply firm pressure with a clean bandage over the injury. Apply pressure consistently for fifteen minutes without releasing it; if bleeding still hasn’t stopped then apply pressure for another 15 minutes. Repeat this three times and in almost all cases bleeding would have stopped. If not then be sure to contact a medical professional for their advice.