I am having Sclerotherapy surgery on both legs. My legs and veins are very painful at the moment.
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Time Off Following Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is not surgery. It consists of injecting a solution into the protruding vein to collapse the vein. It does not warrant time off from work. Although for those patients with painful veins, when treated at my office, I treat the patient at the day's end so the patient can return home after sclerotherapy with compression stockings on. Prior to any sclerotherapy, sonography is performed to ensure that the cause of the spider veins is not due to a more advanced problem.
Varicose Veins, Sclerotherapy, Compression, Little Down Time
If you are only having sclerotherapy typically you do not need to be off from work. The only restrictions I give patients are: no heavy lifting more than 25 pounds and no running or high impact aerobics for 3-5 days after. I also recommend wearing compression stockings for a few days afterwards.
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