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Vein stripping is surgery to remove varicose veins in the legs.
Vein stripping with ligation, avulsion, or ablation; Saphenous vein ligation
Varicose veins are swollen, painful veins that have filled with blood. They usually develop in the legs.
Normally, valves in your veins keep your blood flowing forward, so the blood does not collect in one place.
The valves with varicose veins are either damaged or missing. This causes the veins to become filled with blood, especially when you are standing.
Vein stripping for this problem is done to remove a large vein in the leg called the superficial saphenous vein.
Vein stripping takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Most people receive either:
and will be unconscious and unable to feel pain.
, which will make the lower half of your body feel numb. You may also get medicine to help you relax...
Definition Alternative Names Causes of foot pain Information Question: What causes foot pain? Answer: Many things can cause foot pain . Wearing shoes that don't fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions . With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling . Heels on shoes shouldn't be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet. See also: Ankle pain Heel pain
Rheumatoid arthritis gets blamed for a lot of my aches and pains and although I know that it plays a huge part in this recent round of foot pain, I have decided to give RA a break from the constant blame and instead put the blame of my foot pain on my SHOES.
Last December, I received a pair of minimalist shoes for Christmas and began an experiment with the chronic pain in my feet. Basically the experiment was to get my feet out of supportive shoes as much as possible and build up some strength and muscle in my feet and ankles to see if it reduced the pain in my feet. I started off by wearing my Vibram Five Fingers when I worked out. Then I slowly transitioned to not wearing shoes at all when I worked out. When the weather warmed up in April, I began wearing my Vibram Five Fingers on my daily walks. Soon, I was walking half the walk in VFF and half of the walk barefoot. I LOVED It!!!
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