What is the prognosis after treatment?

There are many ways to keep varicose veins from recurring or worsening. Regular exercise, standing only when necessary, and elevating your legs while sitting and sleeping might keep varicose and spider veins from worsening. When you need to stand for long periods of time, take frequent breaks to sit down and elevate your feet.

Wearing special elastic support stockings during daily activities can provide extra support and relieve aching, sore legs.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/15/2019.


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