Long periods of standing in the one position in certain occupations such has hairdressing, nursing or machinery work can often lead to discomfort in the legs and feet. Symptoms such as a vague aching sensation, itchy, restless legs or burning and sweating feet can be due to poor clearance of venous blood out of the legs. 

People affected with venous disease that causes venous incompetence are particularly prone to these symptoms if they are standing for prolonged periods and not walking around. Walking helps clear the blood out of the lower limbs because contraction of the calf muscles compresses the deep veins and this is the mechanism by which venous blood gets pumped up and out of the legs. It’s known as the “Calf muscle pump”.

If you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as just described and your work involves extended periods of standing on your feet without the opportunity of moving about too much, you might be suffering from venous incompetence and poor clearance of venous blood out of your legs due to venous disease. This can often occur without the presence of visible varicose veins.

A duplex venous ultrasound of the saphenous veins and deep veins in your legs is the appropriate investigation for this problem. For many people immediate treatment may not be an option due to pregnancy, work and family commitments or because they do not have direct access to funds for procedures.

Compression therapy in the form of socks or stockings maybe beneficial in relieving some of the symptoms mentioned above through boosting a persons circulation when worn throughout the day. The Leg Vein Doctor now carries a wide range of compression therapy in various grades and forms to fit all sizes. Banish the thought of those white TED surgical / hospital stockings from your mind. The non surgical compression therapy we have is breathable for the Queensland heat and comes in a choice of colours. It is not just for women either, we have men's 'dress' socks suitable to be worn with a suit and a core spun range which can be comfortably worn with work or safety boots. Both the options for men and women are unidentifiable to others so know one need know about your issue.   

Please call the clinic to book an initial consultation should you require more information and advise regarding if these medical accessories could be as suitable option for you pre-treatment. 

The Leg Vein Doctor is a private phlebology practice exclusively offering treatments to  patients suffering from venous disease and its manifestations on the lower limbs. Patients are presented with modern treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins in line with international standards of best practice.

Predominately servicing the Brisbane metropolitan area including Ipswich and the Gold Coast, the clinic's reach extends far beyond to country Queensland. Doctor Kemp is committed to providing treatment to rural communities as a Fellow of the College of Rural and Remote Medicine, he runs a monthly clinic in Toowoomba and sees many patients from his former doctors group in Mount Isa. 

Because The Leg Vein Doctor specialises in the removal of varicose veins and spider veins, you will be offered the most suitable treatment for your individual condition. Our team of reception and nursing staff are knowledgeable on the symptoms of venus disease and assisting with patients that suffer from it. Because we are dedicated only to phlebology there is no hidden agenda of up-selling on cosmetic injectable, or vasectomies as other centres might.  

Dr Nicholas Kemp has been mentored by renown Phelobologist A/ Professor  Kurosh Parsi, President of The Australasian College of Phlebology at his centre of excellence; Sydney Skin and Vein Clinic.