Quick Answer: Should I Elevate My Leg After Vein Ablation?

Should you elevate your legs after sclerotherapy?

The procedure, performed in the doctor’s office, requires no anesthesia.

You will have a compression wrap or wear your support stockings.

You will elevate your leg higher than your heart the rest of the day except for once each hour to walk five minutes and then resume elevation..

How long will my leg hurt after vein surgery?

Your doctor will give you pain medicine for this. You can expect your leg to be very bruised at first. This is a normal part of recovery and may last 2 to 3 weeks. You may need to wear tight bandages, called compression dressings, on your leg for the first few days after surgery.

What does vein ablation feel like?

Most patients recover from Radiofrequency Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy without any problems. It is normal to feel a tightening sensation in your leg after a couple of days, which may last for a few days. It is also common to experience cramping, bruising and swelling. You should take your painkillers as prescribed.

What happens when the great saphenous vein is removed?

By not treating the diseased saphenous vein, you can develop uncomfortable symptoms like pain, swelling, skin changes, and non-healing wounds on your leg.

How painful is vein ablation?

The only discomfort you feel during the procedure is from the very tiny needles used to inject lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in the skin and around the veins we are treating.

Is vein ablation permanent?

The surgical options include Ablation, Phlebectomy and Vein Stripping, which are permanent treatment options. In these procedures, the vein is either ablated or surgically removed so it cannot return. However, these big veins might have been hiding smaller veins, or spider veins.

What happens if nerve ablation doesn’t work?

Repeat the procedure. In some cases, the nerves targeted in the procedure may grow back, so your pain will return. If the radiofrequency ablation relieved your pain temporarily, but then returned after a few months, it may be beneficial to repeat the procedure.

How long should pain last after vein ablation?

Most patients experience only minor discomfort, and only for about a week or two after treatment. There may also be some minor numbness in and around the treatment area, but this too typically lasts for only a few weeks, or until healing in the area is complete.

How long does it take to heal from vein ablation?

You may have a bandage and some bruising along the vein that was treated. You will need to wear compression stockings for 1 week or more. Most people can return to their normal routines right away.

What are the side effects of venous ablation?

What are the risks of endovenous laser varicose vein surgery?Infection.Pain over the vein.Bleeding.Bruising.Nerve damage.Redness or swelling (inflammation) of the vein.Blood clots.Changes in skin color over the treated vein.More items…

What happens to vein after ablation?

Most of the veins treated become invisible after the procedure, but may take up to 12 months to completely disappear. It is common to have persistent bruising, or yellowish-brown or blue discolouration of the skin around the treated vein for weeks to months after the procedure.

How long do you wear compression stockings after vein ablation?

four weeksThe standard practice of the Veins Unit is to advise patients to wear class two compression stockings for four weeks post-operatively. Many patients would prefer a shorter period of time in stockings.