Black Friday was gone in a flash and today is Cyber Monday so you know what that means. Productivity for many will be drastically down today as they are taking advantage of stellar online deals for gifts of every kind. On Cyber Monday have you ever stopped to think about all of the men and women who are tasked with delivering those packages to you? With the thought of the enormous amount of time they spend on their feet, does it make you want to take advantage of that two for one deal on shoes and get them an extra pair of comfy shoes?
Clearly those responsible for delivering all of those packages are kept on their feet for an extended amount of time during the day. Prolonged standing is a direct contributor to those twisted, bulging, dark lines found on legs we refer to as varicose veins. Here are a few tips to help all of those delivery workers we might also refer to as Santa’s Elves this holiday season:
- Invest in a good pair of shoes. Wearing the right shoe can make a world of difference in blood circulation and overall pain.
- Wear compression garments. More than likely it is cold outside anyway so if needed, approach this from an angle of contributing to your warmth. Compression garments are key to minimizing leg swelling and promoting the flow of blood through the legs in spite of the enormous amount of pressure exerted through extended periods on your feet while delivering packages.
- Put your feet up when you get home. This will help alleviate any blood that has pooled up in the veins during the day thus reducing swelling and pain.
At Premier Vein Clinics more than 10,000 vein treatments have been performed. Our Board-Certified vascular surgeons focus on providing quick, convenient options for treatment most of which are covered by insurance. Visit www.premierveinclinics.com or call (865) 588-8229 for more information.