Tri-City Vein Center Blog

How Long Does it Take Before You can Walk After Sclerotherapy?

June 10, 2018 • • Vein Treatment

When you receive sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins, you can walk the moment you get up from the treatment table. However, you must limit strenuous exercise for a few days, with the exact number of days decided by your vein doctor. Your vascular surgeon will often allow you to begin vigorous workouts three days after treatment. However, since every human body is different, your vein doctor may instruct you to wait a little longer before continuing with strenuous activity. After-treatment instructions depend upon the number of veins treated, your age, overall condition, medical history and more. Your sclerotherapy treatment and aftercare at Tri-City Vein Center in Mesa, AZ, is always customized for your specific needs....

Does Sclerotherapy Cause Blood Clots?

May 29, 2018 • • Vein Care

Can Sclerotherapy cause blood clots? Sclerotherapy is one of the most widely used treatments for varicose veins and spider veins, with roots tracing back almost a century. It’s also one of the safest treatments, and side effects from sclerotherapy treatment are extremely rare. Still, fears about the vein treatment exist, and one of the most common worries is whether or not sclerotherapy can cause dangerous blood clots which, in turn, can result in serious medical complications. If you’re planning to have sclerotherapy, here’s what you should know....

Radiofrequency Ablation for Arthritis Back, Neck, and Joint Pain

May 15, 2018 • • RFA

Back, neck and joint pain from arthritis or other causes can be debilitating for many patients. This type of pain affects millions of people all over the United States, leading to days missed at work, frustration and even disability. Finding effective treatments for this type of pain can be a challenge. However, one treatment that shows promise for patients with this type of pain is radiofrequency ablation.  What Is Radiofrequency Ablation? Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment option that works by bombarding nerves with radiofrequency energy. This energy heats the nerves and limits their abilities to send pain signals to the brain....

What You Need to Know about Radiofrequency Ablation

April 23, 2018 • • Vein Disease

If you have varicose veins, you will have several treatment options available, including sclerotherapy, laser therapy, compression therapy and more. However, one of the most effective treatments for patients with varicose veins is radiofrequency ablation. Below is some information about this minimally-invasive procedure so you can understand how it works and when it is appropriate.  What Is Radiofrequency Ablation? Radiofrequency ablation is a common procedure used to treat varicose veins in the legs. During the procedure, the vein surgeon places a catheter inside the affected vein under ultrasound guidance. This catheter delivers radiofrequency energy to the interior of the vein....

Have a Leg Wound? Don’t Just Put a Bandage On It

April 8, 2018 • • Vein Care

After experiencing a slight cut or scrape on your leg, you may be tempted to put a bandage on it and never think about it again. For healthy people this approach to wound care may be sufficient, but for people who suffer from vein disease it could be problematic. People who suffer from venous reflux disease may develop ulcers, sores, and open wounds that are extremely slow to heal. Failure to properly treat the wound could lead to serious health problems ranging from infections to amputation or loss of limb mobility....

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