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Why Are Retail Workers and Beauticians at Risk for Vein Problems?

As a retail worker or beautician, your job requires you to spend long hours on your feet lifting and carrying merchandise on hard floors or treating hair. The constant standing in one place for periods of time can cause damage to your legs over time.

What Are Your Vein Health Risks?

The continual pressure can affect vein health by causing spider veins, which are webs of blue and purple veins on the skin surface. Varicose veins may also develop. Varicose veins can lead to significant tissue damage when fluid leaks through weakened vein walls and goes into the surrounding tissue of your legs. This can cause swelling around the ankles. Skin deterioration with later eventual ulceration, can be a later consequence.

How to Protect Yourself in Risky Professions

If you are in retail sales or a beautician, here are some tips for protecting leg health:

  • Give your legs a chance to rest by sitting, with legs elevated, on breaks.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that offer support and cushioning, and avoid high heels.
  • Exercise regularly, especially in water, to encourage a healthy venous system.
  • Maintain a healthy weight to avoid putting unnecessary stress on your legs.
  • Elevate your feet each day after work to decrease vein pressure.
  • Wear graduated compression.
  • Avoid constricting garments—Spanx®, girdles, etc.

If you work in retail and spend long shifts on your feet with few breaks to take the pressure off, your leg health may be at risk.

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What Else Can You Do to Support Your Vein Health?

To fight the stress of long periods on the feet and support vein health, compression stockings are your best option and the option that serves you during all the hours on your feet. Graduated compression exerts pressure that not only compresses superficial veins, but also assists the calf pump. These stockings are the foundation of vein care at VVC because they are easy to use, affordable and effective. You are going to be surprised at how good they look. Forget everything you thought you knew about compression stockings. You can get started by finding your perfect stocking size now with our online tool.

What Is the Best Vein Treatment for Your Legs?

The best vein treatment for your legs includes compression and incorporating the health tips into your active lifestyle. Get started today and see which of these tips help your legs feel less strained at the end of the day. If your veins are already bulging under your skin, your legs feel heavy or you have discomfort, reach out to a member of our team to discuss possible treatment options today.

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