How much walking should I do after varicose vein surgery?
We ask our patients to walk after varicose vein treatment for 30 minutes and we advise walking every day for at least an hour a day for the weeks following treatment. Walking helps reduce the risk of developing a blood clot in the deep veins and can also help reduce leg pain after varicose vein surgery.
How long will my leg hurt after vein surgery?
Your leg may feel stiff or sore for the first 1 to 2 weeks. Your doctor will give you pain medicine for this. You can expect your leg to be very bruised at first. This is a normal part of recovery and may last 2 to 3 weeks.
What can I expect after varicose vein surgery?
It usually takes one to four weeks to heal after varicose vein surgery. During that time, you’ll probably need to avoid or limit many of your usual activities. Don’t lift anything heavy or do any vigorous exercise for at least two weeks. However, everyone heals differently.
How long does it take to recover from a varicose vein operation?
After the procedure, you may need up to 3 weeks to recover before returning to work, although this depends on your general health and the type of work you do. You may need to wear compression stockings for up to a week after surgery.
What should I wear after varicose vein surgery?
Compression stockings are traditionally worn for a period of time after varicose vein surgery to reduce pain and bruising. The investigators provide an ambulatory endovenous ablation service.
Should you sleep in compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
Most commonly, it is advised to sleep in your compression stockings only the first night after the procedure. After that, you can continue wearing them only during the day.
Should you elevate your leg after varicose vein surgery?
Keep your legs elevated to promote healing and give your vasculature time to reestablish blood flow. Most people need just two weeks off after vein surgery. If your job requires a lot of sitting or standing (e.g. driving trucks), then you may need 4-6 weeks off to ensure full recovery.
What are the side effects of varicose vein surgery?
What are the risks of endovenous laser varicose vein surgery?
- Pain over the vein.
- Nerve damage.
- Redness or swelling (inflammation) of the vein.
- Blood clots.
- Changes in skin color over the treated vein.
Is it worth getting varicose veins removed?
Surgery can very effectively relieve varicose vein symptoms: In more than 80% of people who have varicose vein surgery, it improves symptoms like pain, swelling and itching or makes them go away completely, and their legs look better afterwards.
Does removing varicose veins improve circulation?
The aim of surgery is to take pressure off the skin veins in the leg, by tying and dividing (and often removing) the principal skin veins in the leg. The removal of varicose veins does not affect blood flow because other veins and especially the deep veins take over this job.