Question: I'm a 32-year-old male with a family history of varicose veins and a recent diagnosis of superficial and deep varicose veins. I've purchased compression socks and have no problem wearing them, but I do want to start working out heavily, either with strength training, endurance training, or aggressive static, start/stop training. My venous specialist recently recommended VenaSeal. I'm considering it, but I wonder if I'm jumping the gun.
Answer: Regardless of the intervention chosen to treat venous insufficiency, one should be symptomatic enough to consider intervention. VenaSeal, when performed by a competent provider, is a safe and effective method of treating abnormal veins. In your specific situation, VenaSeal is a better option because you will not have to wait to resume strenuous exercise, whereas with thermal ablation, care has to be taken post-procedure to ensure successful closure of the treated veins.