How can pain caused by venous insufficiency be relieved?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Pain caused by venous insufficiency often is improved by walking or by elevating the legs. Warmth tends to aggravate the symptoms of venous insufficiency, and cold tends to relieve them. Compression stockings usually ameliorate or prevent the pain of venous insufficiency.


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