Thursday, February 24, 2011

Healthy Leg Day, Another Successful Clinic

Today was our Healthy Leg Day, sponsored by Sigvaris, the maker of therapeutic compression stockings. Brad, the rep and educator from Sigvaris took on the fully booked appointment list and met with every patient to go over their individual needs and concerns about their legs.
Started at 10am, we saw patients with different leg conditions related to vein issues. From leg eczema possibly caused by varicose veins to patients with chronic medical condition with poor circulation, this was an eye opener for myself and all the patients who attended this clinic. During the consultation, when we felt there is a need for compression stockings, we offered a prescription to the patient to bring back to his/her physician to sign so we can schedule a fitting appointment after the actual diagnosis is made.
I learned today that diabetes and arterial disease which compression stockings are contraindicated. We wrapped up the clinic just after 1pm. I believe that all the patients who attended this clinic learned something new about their current conditions. Thanks to Brad for conducting this informative clinic.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Healthy Leg Day, Thursday, February 24th

Varicose veins are enlarged bulging veins with purple or blue colouring that are commonly found on the backs of calves or on the inside of the leg. They usually cause aching or swelling in the legs and are unsightly to look at. In serious cases, varicose veins can lead to complications such as dermatitis, skin ulcers and blood clotting.
Women are more likely to have varicose veins than men. Some other factors that cause varicose veins are pregnancy, obesity, long periods of standing, menopause, and aging.
Join us for our Healthy Leg Day on Thursday, February 24th from 10am until 1pm. You'll get to sit down with a vein specialist to assess your condition and answer any question you may have about keeping your legs healthy. This clinic is FREE! Hurry up and register. Spaces are limited.