Bleeding and Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins are unsightly and can cause adverse symptoms.  Most frequently the symptoms of varicose veins are pain, heaviness, leg swelling, itching, skin discoloration and restless legs.  However, sometimes varicose veins can bleed, and they can bleed extensively.  This bleeding is one of the primary reasons why people will end up in the emergency room […]

Varicose Veins While Pregnant

Where did all those ugly veins come from?  It should be a very joyous time – creating new life.  However, sometimes the changes in our bodies are very disconcerting and we wonder if we will ever be the same again.

Varicose Veins at 20?

At our Milwaukee Vein Clinic, Lakeshore Veins, we have seen patients in their teens and early 20s with varicose and spider veins.  Many patients feel they are much too young to have this problem and also worry that it is a sign of a far worse disease.  The truth is, varicose and spider veins are often […]

Compression Socks for Running: Do they Boost Athletic Performance?

We are all seeing many more people exercising in those colorful athletic compression sleeves or socks. Are they a fashion statement or do they boost performance? A clear, concise answer to that question is not easy.

The Importance of Properly Fitting Support Stockings

Compression stockings are a type of sock you wear to help prevent blood from pooling in your legs. When fitted properly, graduated compression stockings use pressure to enhance blood flow velocity and reduce the tendency of blood to coagulate. However, proper sizing and compression selection by a vein doctor is a universal must for the stockings to be […]