Leg Health

26
Feb

5 Common Injuries Runners Experience

All athletes encounter injuries at some point, especially when training for a big event. But for runners, certain aches and pains seem to be consistent across the board. Since most of the top five running injuries are attributed to overuse, it’s really no surprise that even those who take their time piling up miles to prep for marathons and half

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8
Feb

3 Common Myths About Running

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 trudge) your way training toward race day, take a look at this list of common running myths we’ve pulled together – and then busted up

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21
Dec

I Have Diabetes. Can You Still Treat My Veins?

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 and you have varicose or spider veins, it is important that you seek medical advice about

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24
Aug

5 Things to Know About Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Pregnancy, although a miraculous and wonderful time of life, can truly take a toll on a woman’s body. When you consider swollen feet and ankles, tender breasts, stretch marks and needing to urinate much more frequently than normal—not to mention morning sickness—it’s unfortunate that many women also have to deal with painful, unsightly varicose veins on top of everything else.

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27
Jun

Q & A: Vein Treatments for Men

It’s tempting to think of varicose veins as being an issue primarily for women, but men have them too. Here Dr. Gardner answers all your questions about men’s choices for vein treatments.   Q: I KNOW WOMEN GET VARICOSE VEINS, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING CHILDREN, BUT I’M A MAN AND I HAVE THEM, TOO. I DON’T SEE MUCH IN THE MEDIA

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16
May

Top 5 Exercises for Vein Health

Although the development of venous disease depends strongly on your genetics—there are still some things you can do to improve vein health. Maintaining a nutritious diet and a healthy weight can be beneficial, as can elevating your legs at the end of a long day on your feet and avoiding crossing your legs. There are also some exercises you can

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24
Apr

We Don’t “Strip” Veins Anymore!

Fear of old-style vein stripping has caused countless men and women to put off doing anything about their varicose veins and leg pain. If you’re one of those people, you’ll be happy to know we don’t strip veins anymore. There is absolutely no reason to live with your symptoms. And there are serious reasons to address them right away. IT’S

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18
Apr

(Video) Welcome to The Vein Institute

The Vein Institute specializes in treating vein disease without the use of vein stripping. Dr. Gardner is passionate about using minimally-invasive procedures to treat conditions such as spider veins, varicose veins, DVT, RLS, and more. In this video, Dr. Gardner tells us more about the treatments he offers and takes us inside The Vein Institute. The Vein Institute specializes in

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14
Mar

Spring is on the Way! Are Your Legs Ready?

Spring is almost here, bringing warmer temperatures and cooler wardrobe options. But it’s hard to enjoy shorts, capris, and swimsuits when you’re not feeling confident about your legs. If unsightly veins have kept you from enjoying the latest trends or feeling comfortable in the past or have you concerned about this spring/summer, we want to help. Now is the perfect time

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15
Feb

From Our Patient: My TVI Experience

At The Vein Institute, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most cutting-edge treatments available for venous disease. But we also go beyond simply ensuring that our technology is state of the art—we are also committed to providing our patients with the most welcoming, comfortable atmosphere possible, from the moment they walk through our doors to the final

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25
May

Advances In Vein Treatments

It’s not your mom’s varicose vein treatment anymore. And that’s a good thing. A great thing, actually, because recent advances in vein treatment are not only simplifying removal of spider veins and bulging veins, these new technologies are helping doctors diagnose dangerous underlying vein disease. Although most people aren’t aware of it, surface vein issues can sometimes indicate serious problems

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