What To Do When You Have Varicose Veins On Your Feet

When people think of varicose veins, they typically think of getting them on their legs. Although varicose veins are most common on the legs, you can get them just about anywhere on your body, especially your feet. If you stand for long periods of time (especially on hard surfaces like marble), you may start to notice that you have varicose veins on your feet. Standing for extended periods of time or excess weight can lead to poor circulation, which results in blood puddling in the legs and feet.

If you have started to experience pain and throbbing in your feet and you notice that you have varicose veins, you may be wondering what on earth you can do. In addition to seeking professional treatment from Dr. Heeringa, let’s take a closer look at a few different home remedies that you should try.

Compression Socks

Compression stockings go all the way up to the knee to help alleviate pressure caused by varicose veins in your legs. However, if you only have varicose veins on your feet, then you don’t need compressions socks that go all the way up to your knees. Instead, you only need compression stockings that cover your feet. Try getting a pair of these and wearing them throughout the day to see if they alleviate the pain and discomfort in your feet.

Elevate Your Feet

Another easy and effective thing you can do to alleviate the pressure from varicose veins on your feet is to elevate your feet. Try elevating your feet multiple times during the day to help circulate the blood back up from your feet to your heart. If you stand for a living, try to take regular breaks where you can sit down and put your feet up.

Varicose veins aren’t something that anybody wants to have to deal with. If you suffer from varicose veins, contact our Traverse City or Cadillac office or call (231) 936-2068.