Michael Traurig, MD, RVT, RPVI, RPHS

Sclerotherapy in Review

                Since the FDA approved radiofrequency endovenous ablation in 1999, the therapies and techniques used to treat venous disease have continued to make great strides. Sclerotherapy in Review Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and varicose veins by injecting a sclerosing agent into the interior of the […]

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Exercising and Varicose Veins

      If you already have a pre-existing venous condition such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, exercising can be painful! There are some exercises that are more likely to worsen varicose veins as well. It is important to see a specialist regarding any changes or discomfort. Exercise is part of a healthy routine […]

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Signs and Symptoms

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm. The signs and symptoms of a DVT include: Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm) Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse […]

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Crossing Your Legs Does NOT Cause Spider Veins

Standing or sitting for long periods of time, especially if you bend your legs or cross them, may raise your risk for developing spider veins or even varicose veins. But it doesn’t necessarily cause them. According to medical experts, crossing your legs is only bad if you sit in one place for a very, very […]

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What Do Varicose Veins and Mother’s Day Have in Common?

Varicose veins  and spider veins can be caused by pregnancy, which is ironic because Mother’s Day is next Sunday. But other causes of venous insufficiency, also known as venous reflux or vein disease, are  heredity, prolonged standing or sitting, trauma, and hormonal changes. During this week leading up to Mother’s Day, you should know that Dr. […]

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Cyclist George Hincapie Featured in Newspaper Ads

George Hincapie is one of the most recognized professional cycle riders in the world, with numerous world championships, national championships and professional victories to his credit. He lives here in Greenville and owns Hincapie.com for premium custom cycling jerseys, shorts, and apparel. However, to many people, George was best known for the large cluster of bulging […]

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