How Long Will My Leg Hurt After Vein Ablation?

Should I elevate my leg after vein ablation?

A warm compress may help with discomfort from injury to your vein during the procedure.

Elevate your leg above the level of your heart when you are not moving.

This will help decrease swelling and pain..

What is ablation of the legs?

A: Endovenous ablation is a treatment for closing the saphenous vein in the leg, which is typically the main superficial vein associated with varicose veins. This treatment can be performed with either laser or radiofrequency (RF) technology.

How long does 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.

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…

How long do you wear compression stockings after vein ablation?

The 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.

Is vein ablation considered surgery?

Varicose Vein Treatment (Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins) Endovenous ablation uses energy to cauterize (burn) and close varicose veins. Doctors use it to help ease symptoms such as pain, swelling, and irritation. Ablation is safe, less invasive than surgery, and leaves virtually no scars.

How long will I need off work after varicose vein surgery?

The management of patients following surgery for varicose veins has changed substantially during the last forty years, from a routine inpatient stay and advice to remain off work for up to six weeks, to day case surgery and advice to return to normal activities as rapidly as possible.

How far should I walk after varicose vein surgery?

Walk for 10 Minutes Every Day After the first two days of rest following varicose vein surgery, try to get at least 10 minutes of walking in every day for two weeks.

What is the most common site for deep vein thrombosis?

DVT occurs most commonly in the lower extremities or pelvis (see figure Deep veins of the legs). It can also develop in deep veins of the upper extremities (4 to 13% of DVT cases).

How long does it take to recover 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.

Is leg vein ablation painful?

No, vein ablation is not painful. You may experience mild discomfort, but it is not painful. In this article, we discuss all the details of endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation so you know exactly what to expect from your vein ablation treatment.

Can I walk after vein ablation?

We recommend a minimum of three 20 minute walks each day after the procedure for two weeks. Please do not throw away the stockings as you may need them later on if you get pain. Will I have pain? Most patients recover from Radiofrequency Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy without any problems.