Varicose Veins

9 Jobs that May Contribute to Varicose Veins

IS YOUR JOB WORSENING YOUR LEG PAIN?

We see patients from all walks of life who come to us seeking relief from and treatment for varicose veins and other vein conditions. There are several factors that increase the likelihood you will suffer from varicose veins, ranging from genetics to pregnancy to your level of physical activity. However, many people underestimate the role their job plays in developing unsightly and often painful varicose veins.

To explain why, you must understand that the movement of your blood through your body depends on more than just the mechanics of your heart pumping. Especially in the areas that are the furthest from your heart—your legs, ankles and feet—muscle movement helps keep the blood flowing up and back through your heart.

This means that if you have a job for which you spend most of your time stationary—either standing or sitting—your muscles are not helping to move the blood flow from your legs back up to your heart. The effects of gravity also come into play, increasing the likelihood that blood will pool in the veins in your lower extremities, leading to or worsening varicose veins.

JOBS AT INCREASED RISK FOR VARICOSE VEINS

The professions of the people we see the most in our practice for varicose veins include:

  1. Teachers and teacher’s aides
  2. Health care professionals
  3. Law enforcement personnel
  4. Correctional officers
  5. Factory workers
  6. Construction workers
  7. Hair stylists and aestheticians
  8. Office workers
  9. Retail employees

PREVENTION & TREATMENT

If you work in any of these or similar jobs, you can help reduce your risk of developing varicose veins by maintaining a healthy weight, ensuring you get regular, daily physical activity, wearing compression socks, and elevating your legs, especially in the evening if you’ve been on your feet or sitting all day.

If you develop varicose veins, we offer the latest treatments performed in our office under local anesthetic. Best of all, the vast majority of our patients return to their regular activities, including their jobs, soon after treatment, so downtime and missed work are kept to a minimum. 

Contact us today to schedule your appointment for an evaluation and treatment options.


Empty Nest, Fuller Living

DON’T LET VEIN CONDITIONS HOLD YOU BACK

If you recently dropped your youngest off at college or helped furnish their first apartment, you’ve joined an honorable, if bittersweet, club: You are now an empty nester. While we miss our children when they leave the nest and become independent, or relatively independent, adults, it also gives us more time to pursue our own interests and activities.

Perhaps you want to improve your health by increasing your physical activity, maybe taking a dance class or spending time outdoors hiking or biking. But if you suffer from achy, tired legs due to varicose veins, all of this might seem easier said than done. Likewise, if you have unsightly spider veins, you may be reluctant to bare your legs, knees and ankles any more than necessary. Luckily, we can help, and with little to no downtime.

VARICOSE & SPIDER VEINS

Varicose veins are generally a result of venous insufficiency. This happens when veins cannot efficiently circulate blood back to the heart, forcing the blood to pool in the lower veins of the legs, ankles and feet.

Spider veins are smaller, more superficial veins on the surface of the skin. While they are often just a cosmetic concern, they may also be an indication of underlying venous insufficiency and should be evaluated before treatment.

While there can be several reasons an individual develops venous insufficiency, varicose veins are most common in older adults, with women at higher risk of occurrence if they’ve been pregnant. Heredity and obesity also play a major role and, due to simple gravity, prolonged periods of sitting or standing are sure to make the condition worse.

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT

We offer the latest, most effective treatments for varicose and spider veins in the comfort of our office. We’ll customize a treatment plan to your specific condition. Procedures are performed under local anesthetic, and there is virtually no recovery period, which means you can get back to doing what you love without delay.

Don’t put off those dance lessons, tennis matches or hiking dates any longer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.


Contact Us

Advanced Vein Care is happy to provide more information. Call our Springfield, MA office at (413) 732-4242 or fill out the form below.



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