Tips For Summer Relief & Prevention Of Varicose Veins & Other Vein Problems

If someone with varicose veins, spider veins or ulcers is not ready to undergo a vein procedure immediately, summer is still a good time to think about vein health. Scheduling an evaluation with a certified phlebologist allows people to learn about their venous issues and review their options for treatment. It may take several weeks or more for the complete resolution of veins following treatment, so people can plan to show off their legs next summer by getting an evaluation now.

So, although the summer sun doesn’t “cause” varicose veins, the increased temperature from the summer sun can make them worse.

Tips for relief and prevention – Here are some tips for relieving symptoms from varicose veins and other vein problems:

  • Stay as cool as possible. Heat dilates veins and causes pain and other symptoms to worsen.
  • Swim and walk. Both exercises pump the calf muscles and improve circulation.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other fluids.
  • Elevate the legs whenever possible.
  • Wear graduated compression stockings. Wearing compression stockings all day will keep the legs feeling as good at the end of the day as in the morning.


Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) is a state-of-the-art vein center that defines a new standard in care for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, legs ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency. From vein treatments that correct existing underlying pathology to procedures that erase spider veins before the patient’s eyes, we think you will find VSA to be your best choice for venous issues. For more information please visit website, or call 623-428-0068.


Dr. Jeffrey Alpern is a Cardiovascular Surgeon who was the first D.O. to perform a heart and heart/lung transplant in the world. Among his other impressive qualifications, Dr. Alpern trained at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and was Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation at both Temple University and Hahnemann University Hospitals in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He currently is Director and founding member of Desert Cardiovascular Surgeons in Phoenix, and of Vein Specialists of Arizona recently located in the West Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide to use fast, virtually painless, safe and effective laser ablation and radiofrequency (RF) techniques for the treatment of existing varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers.