High Heels and Varicose Veins

Most women love how high heels make their legs look. They feel taller and more beautiful when wearing them, but the truth is that those gorgeous stilettos can lead to serious health issues. Behind the stylish appeal lies a risk to your vein health especially if you wear them regularly or are already dealing with varicose veins.

When we walk in high heels, the contraction of calf muscles is inhibited meaning that less blood is going upward leading to the pooling of venous blood in the leg. Therefore, it is crucial for women to stay aware of the need to choose their heels correctly, wear them right, and engage in proper varicose vein prevention.

The regular wear of high heels tends to induce venous hypertension by preventing the muscles in the foot and calf from relaxing and contracting naturally and may be a contributing factor in venous disease symptoms.

For many, varicose veins and spider veins is mainly a cosmetic concern of unsightly spider veins, twisted varicose veins, discoloration, and blood clots. Other people experience pain, swelling, fatigue, leg cramps, heaviness, and achiness over or around the enlarged veins and in severe cases bleeding and ulcers can occur.

More than 25 million Americans suffer from this condition, and many of these cases go underdiagnosed or undertreated. Here at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A., we can help diagnose and treat your varicose veins and give you back your confidence to show off your legs and provide a treatment plan to keep you healthy. Don’t trade your health for fashion’s sake.

If left untreated, varicose or spider veins may worsen over time and become a more serious condition. Contact Carolina Heart And Leg Center, P.A. today at (910) 491-1760 and schedule a consultation to see how we can restore the health and beauty of your legs.