It’s not unusual for busy, nurturing people to spend all year taking care of others at the expense of themselves. We often spend the entire year doing things for family and friends while we suffer in silence. In fact, many varicose vein patients don’t even know they’re suffering. That’s because the leg pain, swelling and fatigue can sneak up on us so slowly over time that we blame it on “getting older” and living with these symptoms becomes the new “normal.”
But it isn’t normal. It can be treated.
Imagine being on your feet all day in the kitchen on Thanksgiving and your legs not hurting. Imagine going to holiday parties and being able to walk around engaging with other guests instead of sitting in the corner. Imagine your granny stockings on the fireplace mantle instead of on your legs.
The pain and fatigue associated with varicose veins often lead to inactivity, and a less active lifestyle is the root cause of many serious health conditions.
Don’t go another year without taking care of your leg pain. Getting treated and getting your life back is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family and yourself.
Varicose vein treatments take time so calling now to schedule your first appointment in January is a good idea. It means that you can experience significant improvement by next summer and enjoy potentially complete symptom relief by next year’s holiday season, especially if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- chronic leg pain
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- leg cramps or swelling
Dr. Sonja Stiller is a diplomat of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and is the founder of the Center for Advanced Vein Care located at 7200 Mentor Avenue, in Mentor. For an appointment, fill out the below form and you’ll be on your way to a more active, healthy lifestyle.