Many of the insurance companies will require a period of time, ranging from six weeks to ninety days, of so-called conservative therapy. This means that the patient must wear medical grade compression stockings during the day, elevates their legs nightly for roughly 30 minutes, and takes a medication in the class of what are known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) — these are Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, etc. — to help reduce inflammation in the legs.
Although this conservative therapy is not a cure for vein disease, the patient may receive some significant symptom relief. But once the stockings are removed, the medications are stopped, the disease usually recurs and progresses.
When to Call Your Doctor
Call Bunker Vein for an appointment at (512) 726-0599 if:
- Varicose veins are painful
- Varicose veins are getting worse
- Putting your legs up or not standing for a long time is not working
- You have a sudden increase in pain or swelling
- You have a fever, redness in your leg
- You get leg sores