Venous Insufficiency


The arteries and veins in our body have very important jobs.

The arteries are responsible for carrying the oxygenated blood throughout our body.

The veins then carry that blood flow back through the lungs to re-oxygenate.


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Some Common Causes of Venous Insufficiency are: 

  • Blood clots (damage the valves),
  • Pregnancy (due to increased blood volume during pregnancy),
  • Inactivity,
  • Obesity,
  • Leg trauma,
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time (increased pressure in veins).
  • Swelling of legs and ankles that worsens throughout the day,
  • Achiness or pain in the legs/ankles,
  • Discoloration of the legs/ankles,
  • Ulcerations,
  • Varicosities.
  • Elevation above the heart periodically during the day,
  • Medical grade compression garments that are fitted by a trained fitterer to make sure the garment is            appropriate,
  • Instruction in exercise to maximize effects of compression and the body’s natural pump,
    (land and water therapy recommendations),
  • Follow up sessions to ensure a proper fit and determine if compression is effective.

Goal for Treatment with Venous Insufficiency: 

  • Reduce swelling and pain,
  • Prevent infection / ulcerations,
  • Resume or maintain an independent and active lifestyle.

Our goal for compression is always to find the least compressive option that provides benefits, fits your budget and works with your lifestyle. 

We will help to verify insurance payment and always provide options if paying out of pocket.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency: 

Veins are equipped with valves to make sure the blood moves “up-hill” against gravity and doesn’t go back down.

Venous Insufficiency occurs when the valves don’t function properly and allow blood to move back down into the lower legs.

Conservative Treatment for Venous Insufficiency Includes: