Our compression socks are worn for the conservative treatment of varicose veins. Patients can also make lifestyle changes, such as eating less and exercising more – a proven regimen for reducing leg pain and prevention of vein disease. While conservative treatment doesn’t remove existing abnormal veins, it’s a great alternative for people unable to undergo other treatment methods. Wearing compression stockings, socks, sleeves or tights can reduce the risk of developing abnormal veins. In some ways, compression stockings are like eyeglasses. Eyeglasses help your vision, but don’t fix the underlying problem with the eyes. Similarly compression stockings can make your legs feel better, but they don’t fix your veins. The advantage of foam sclerotherapy is that it is a versatile tool for closing many different sizes and shapes of veins all through a small needle. The disadvantage is that it can leave behind a clot within larger vessels that will feel like a hard lump. Your provider will help you weigh the pros and cons of foam sclerotherapy and an alternative microphlebectomy for larger varicose veins where residual clot may be a problem.