Varicose veins are undesirable in more ways than one—while many patients feel self-conscious about the way they look, varicose veins can also become painful over time. Because they are caused by pooling blood, jobs that keep you on your feet put professionals at a higher risk for needing varicose vein treatment.
In fact, Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan sees a lot of New York-based patients in the following career paths:
- Nurses: Nurses are walking around and standing on their feet for their entire shift, which is often more than half a day at a time. The veins in the legs must work overtime to pump blood back up to the heart, which can increase the risk of developing varicose veins.
- Beauticians: Hair stylists and other beauticians are often on their feet while serving customers, and they need to stand in one spot to do so. As less activity slows circulation, blood is left to pool in their legs. When beauticians see customers back to back, they don’t have a chance to stretch their legs or sit down between appointments.
- Teachers: People who stand in one spot for their entire shift, such as teachers, have the same issue beauticians do. They only have a small area in which to stand and cannot move around to stretch or promote circulation.
- Flight Attendants: These men and women work in one of the smallest environments imaginable. While they do get to move when serving airline customers, it’s a small space, and stretching is near impossible.
If you work a job that keeps you on your toes, try to stretch and elevate your legs when you get the chance. If you do develop the condition, varicose vein treatment is the best way to prevent future leg pain. The experts at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan have the unrivaled facilities and expertise to take care of your varicose or spider veins. Visit them online to learn about laser treatment, and give them a call at (888) 356-VEIN (8346) to schedule your consultation.