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What Runners Should Know About Venous Disease

Feb 15, 2018 10:32:28 AM / by Dr. Vincent Gardner

Most of us are familiar with the varicose and spider veins generally associated with older people. But in fact, those are just some of the symptoms of venous disease, a condition that can develop earlier in life and surprisingly, for daily or long-distance runners. Often marathoners, ...

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3 Common Myths About Running

Feb 8, 2018 11:34:58 AM / by Dr. Vincent Gardner

Running is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and sometimes all it takes is just one "runner's high" experience to make a casual runner into a marathoner.  As you trot (or ...

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What Your Spider Veins May Be Saying to You

Jan 17, 2018 4:42:59 PM / by Dr. Vincent Gardner

 

Just as a healthy heart pumps vital blood through your arteries to your organs, your veins ensure that blood flows back to your heart. When veins break down it can lead to venous disease (more prevalent than heart and vascular disease combined) where faulty valves cause blood flow to your feet instead and some unwanted side effects. “When we talk about vein disease that’s kind ...
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I have diabetes. Can you still treat my veins?

Dec 21, 2017 4:10:56 PM / by Dr. Vincent Gardner

 

Almost anyone can develop varicose veins or spider veins, for any number of reasons. Diabetes does not cause varicose veins. But both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes do cause circulatory problems, and varicose veins can exacerbate those problems. So if you’re a diabetic ...
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5 Tips for improving leg circulation

Dec 4, 2017 3:21:13 PM / by Dr. Vincent Gardner

If you have a family history of venous disease, such as the presence of problem veins, poor circulation, swelling, and discomfort, there are some things you can do to improve your vein health. It’s always a good time to promote healthy circulation, but the best time to do so is before you have a problem. Some of our favorite tips on improving leg circulation ...

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