I have been going to physical therapy for lymphedema since 2011. Is there a specialist who can do more? The lymphedema is in my left arm and the upper torso surrounding the area. A scar from the surgeries I've had, make the area very tender and painful a lot of the time.
I have very tired calves & heels that come primarily from walking all day at my job. I work between 28-37 hours weekly (it varies). My step count averages between 11,000-14,000 steps monthly. I have tried Epsom salt, have used an electric foot massage, and even wear 15-20 mmHg compression socks. I also wear Hoka One One Clifton 5 shoes, which are only 1 month old. No matter what, I still feel pain. What should I do?
I'm 80 years old and have knotty veins at the top of my left leg. I don't have any pain. I walk 8,000 steps a day. I bought compression stockings from the same company online to hopefully keep from having further problems. Am I doing more damage wearing them than not? Thank you.
A nurse has been injecting my reticular veins and spider veins. This time around, she said she will only inject the spider veins. I'm not comfortable with this as I believe the reticular veins are feeding my spider veins. I had a Doppler ultrasound (she used the small handheld device) where she checked to see if there were any underlying vein issues and said there was none. I’m not convinced. I require another 2 - 3 treatments after this. Advice?
I've had sclerotherapy treatment on the back on my calf to reduce the size of my varicose vein. I am looking to get 3D Lipo, also known as fat freezing or CoolSculpting, on the back of the treated calf. How long should I wait to get this done?
My 74-year-old stepmom is diabetic and has had open heart surgery. She is being told she can have the ClosureFast procedure to treat her varicose veins, which are very bad. She's nervous. Is ClosureFast safe for her?
I just had the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and foam sclerotherapy yesterday. I came home and slept a good amount. For the most part, I feel pretty good. I'm a little swollen and achy around the insertion site, but more than anything I'm fatigued and my energy levels are null. I am an always-on-the-go kind of person. Is my fatigue normal? If so, why does this occur and for how long?
I am 34 years old and in good health; I exercise daily. I've been diagnosed with reflux in the deep veins (at 2.5 and 4 seconds). What are my treatment options? Is compression possible? What about my prognosis?
I had endovenous laser ablation 1 week ago. I have a good amount of pain in the groin area—sore pulling and burning. I have worn compression stockings regularly, only taking them off for showering and sleep after day 3. Is there anything I can do to speed the healing process up? Are my stockings not tight enough?
I had endovenous laser ablation 4 days ago and have developed severe bruising at the top of my thigh. The bruise is about 5 inches across and very dark. This is the second time I've had this treatment and after the first, I didn’t have this much bruising. Is this a concern?