Archive for January 2017

Massage Varicose Veins? Be Careful!

Does massage help varicose veins? You might be thinking that massage is a great way to deal with the ache and pain of varicose veins. It seems like it would make sense. Massage therapy is great for improving muscle tone, blood circulation, general relaxation, and overall tissue health. All of these things are important for…

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8 Common Myths About Spider Veins

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to spider veins.  So we asked Jilanne Rose, DPN, ANP-C, a top Metro Phoenix Vein Specialist, to dispel some of the more frequent misconceptions surrounding the cause, risk factors, and treatment of this common vein condition.   Myth #1: Spider Veins are Only Cosmetic Many people…

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Why Do Varicose Veins Hurt Most at Night?

leg pain at night

If you think that your varicose veins hurt more at night, you are probably not imagining this. The reason why, in a word, is contrast. This might make more sense once it is explained…   Especially since the advent of electrical lights, it can be easy to forget that nighttime is for rest. As daylight…

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Want to Know Vein Treatment Success Rates? Just Ask.

As a smart consumer and advocate for your own health, you have likely done your research about the variety of varicose vein treatments available, and you have probably noticed that vein procedure success rates are hard to find. Some try. There are statistics tucked into difficult-to-read research abstracts and surveys. Some reports contradict others. Others…

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Why Get a Second Opinion on Varicose Vein Treatment?

If you worry that getting a second opinion on your varicose vein treatment is rude or disrespectful—don’t! Any reputable health professional will tell you that consulting with more than one health specialist is a smart thing to do. Here are a few reasons why that is…     Ensuring a proper diagnosis will reduce anxiety…

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Heat, Poor Circulation and Varicose Veins Symptoms

Varicose Veins worse in Summer Heat? If it seems like your varicose veins symptoms seem to worsen in the summer heat—especially for those of you who live in hot climates like Arizona—you are not imagining it. Talk to a qualified vein specialist and they will tell you that heat does have an effect on your…

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