Varicose Vein Treatments: How Long Is the Recovery Period?

If you’ve heard tales about gruesome vein surgery and a long painful recovery, you are talking to the wrong people. Today’s varicose vein treatments are simple non-invasive procedures which get you moving almost immediately with virtually no downtime. So let’s reveal the truth about varicose vein treatments and the recovery period.

Outpatient Treatments Are a Game Changer

In the past a surgery for any type of varicose vein required a hospital stay, anesthesia, and possibly several nights in the hospital, and then a long recovery time.

Today’s treatment procedures like thermal ablations are performed as an outpatient, with local anesthesia, and less complications, so there is no need for a longlady on the side of her bed adjusting compression socks. recovery period or hospital stay. In fact, it is not unusual for a patient to leave within an hour of treatment and return to work if they wish. Most patients return to normal activities almost immediately.

Vein Center of Brinton Lake will encourage you to begin walking right away and to walk every day which will encourage healing, reduce the risk of blood clots, and promote healthy circulation.

The Recovery Path

Always follow the postoperative directions you are given:

  • Take anti-inflammatory medications like Advil, Motrin, and ibuprofen to manage any discomfort during your early recovery time.
  • Begin to wear a compression stocking which will aid in your recovery as it fits tightly to prevent pooling or any complications. It squeezes the blood up and out of the treated veins to improve circulation and prevent clotting.
  • If you are an athlete, it is best not to return to sports like running, heavy exercise, weight lifting, or kickboxing for several weeks or until your doctor permits.

As your body works to eliminate the treated veins, your legs may feel harder and less flexible in certain places. This is perfectly normal, and this will only last for a few weeks.

Of course, certain factors like the number of vein treatments, the severity of your vein problem, and your overall vein health can affect the length of your individual recovery.

Contact Vein Center of Brinton Lake at (610) 579-3516 for an evaluation of your vein health and varicose treatment in Glen Mills, PA.