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Spring Is In The Air—5 Tips To Get You On The Move Comfortably
Another New England winter is winding down, which may make you anxious to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. But before you hit the trail, review these tips to help put a spring in your step:

Start slow. Even if you were walking an hour a day in the fall, or running five miles, don’t launch back into your warm weather routine full bore. Start slow and build back up gradually, especially if you’ve been relatively inactive over the winter.
Warm up. Cool down. Whatever your activity, do some gentle stretches before beginning and while you’re cooling down to prevent muscle cramps and soreness.
Wear appropriate footwear. The wrong shoes can leave you with a lot of pain, curbing your enthusiasm for healthy activity. Check out your sneakers to make sure they still provide the right amount of support and cushioning. Consider replacing worn out kicks or investing in inserts to get the right fit for your feet.
Be sure to drink water before, during and after workouts so you are well-hydrated. Dehydration can cause muscle cramping and pain, among other symptoms, and can be dangerous.
No excuses. If your legs feel heavy, achy and painful due to varicose veins, or if embarrassment due to unsightly spider veins keeps you from strutting your stuff, give us a call. We’ll have your legs and feet feeling and looking better in no time.


By |April 5th, 2019|What's New from Dr. Lee|

Discovering Your Risk for Potentially Deadly Blood Clots

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month and a good opportunity to review your risk factors for developing potentially deadly blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT.

Love Your Legs: 6 Tips to Help

Our legs carry us up, down and all around, all year long. This February, love your legs by showing them a little extra TLC. Here are six ideas to make your legs look and feel great.
By |February 12th, 2019|What's New from Dr. Lee|

2018 LEEF iGala

We are proud to support the Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation and hope to see you at their 2018 LEEF iGala on November 3!
By |October 31st, 2018|What's New from Dr. Lee|

5th Annual Western Mass Mom Prom

Join us on October 26 at the Delaney House to kick up your heels for a great cause!

9 Jobs that May Contribute to Varicose Veins

Learn what professions may put you at greatest risk, and well as information about prevention and treatment, in our latest blog.

Empty Nest, Fuller Living

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.

Varicose Vein Leg Pain Intensifies in Summer

While the George Gershwin song may say, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” most of our patients who have varicose veins express a different sentiment, noting that their leg pain increases during the hot summer months.

Dr. Lee Discusses DVT on Western Mass News

Dr. K. Francis Lee appeared on the “Better Western Mass” show yesterday on Western Mass News, WGGB-40 to discuss the prevalence and dangers of deep vein thrombosis in recognition of March as DVT Awareness Month.
By |March 20th, 2018|What's New from Dr. Lee|

March is DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Awareness Month

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, also known as Blood Clot Awareness Month. Dr. K. Francis Lee, medical director at Advanced Vein Care Center, one of the premier treatment centers in New England for venous diseases, discussed the importance of deep vein blood clots, noting that increased awareness is needed for the public.

Choosing the vein care center that’s right for you

Whether you are simply seeking treatment for unsightly spider veins, or have more serious conditions like venous insufficiency, varicose veins, blood clots in your legs or venous stasis ulcers, it’s important to ask the right questions when deciding where to go for treatment.
By |September 25th, 2017|What's New from Dr. Lee|

The Harm of Sitting

For some, a livelihood can be made from the strength of their bodies. Serena Williams. Michael Phelps. Usain Bolt. They worship their bodies with exercise, high-quality food, massages, and sleep. These athletes forge their bodies and skillsets into art; and we, the awe-inspired, wonder at them.
By |December 11th, 2015|What's New from Dr. Lee|

The Nightmare of Leg Cramps—Chronic Pain Awareness Month

Have you ever woken at night to the debilitating, piercing pain of a leg cramp? If so, you are not alone. It’s been shown that 33.6% of the general public experience night-time muscle cramps, and as high as 50% among those with chronic venous insufficiency.
By |October 7th, 2015|What's New from Dr. Lee|

IAC Accreditation – What We Are

Feedback comes in many forms—from the mother’s lips to a child, or from a restaurant reviewer’s keyboard to a chef—but there is one thing that remains constant. Everyone needs feedback. The more paperwork-intensive, the more people avoid it. But no matter how uncomfortable receiving feedback may be, the complete lack of it is also unnerving—we succumb to easy complacency, or worse, we doubt our work and worry: “How are we doing?”
By |September 17th, 2015|What's New from Dr. Lee|

Why Do Your Legs Hurt More in the Summer?

Many people ask why their legs ache more in the summer than at other times of the year. The answer involves many different factors – some apparent, some beneath the surface, just like your veins.
By |September 1st, 2015|What's New from Dr. Lee|

Lovely Westfield Woman’s Club

It’s been such a long, dreary, cold winter. In western Massachusetts, April can be especially more sad and bleak when the Nor’easter persists across our towns and dumps snow and icy rain with spite. So it was with great pleasure and anticipation one sunny afternoon last week that I drove to Westfield to give a talk on vein conditions and treatments. A very lovely woman named Mary Ellen Anderson from the Westfield Woman’s Club had invited me to address their members at their monthly lunch meeting.
By |April 29th, 2014|What's New from Dr. Lee|

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