113 Highway 70 East

3rd floor, Suite MH-3-321

Dickson, TN 37055

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

August 2018    Dickson Medical Associates

Services We Offer:

Vein Therapies

Useful Links:
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound

    • An essential part of properly diagnosing and treating varicose veins and venous insufficiency is an accurate diagnostic venous ultrasound.

    • Along with a physical exam by a physician, the ultrasound results confirm the diagnosis and direct the course for treatment.
  • Compression Stocking Therapy
    • ​​Medical grade compression stockings are often prescribed to control the painful symptoms of varicose veins and swelling in the legs.
    • They are also required to aid in the healing process following vein treatment procedures.
    • A consultation with a physician is necessary to determine the strength of the stocking needed to control symptoms.
    • We keep a plentiful supply in stock for our patients undergoing treatment, eliminating the need for an additional stop at the pharmacy.
  • Sclerotherapy
    • Sclerotherapy is a technique that has been used for many years to treat varicose and spider veins.
    • It involves the injection of a medication (a sclerosant) directly into the veins.
    • The medication causes the lining of the vein to swell, eventually sealing off the vein, and preventing high pressure from getting in the vein.
    • The vein hardens and is absorbed by the body over the course of eight to ten weeks, much like a bruise.
  • Vein ablation

Common symptoms:

 

  • Veins that are dark purple or blue in color

  • Veins that appear twisted and bulging; like cords 

  • An achy or heavy feeling in your legs

  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs

  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time

  • Itching around one or more of your veins

  • Bleeding from varicose veins

  • Color changes, hardening of the vein, inflammation of the skin or skin ulcers near your ankle

  • Web MD

  • Mayo Clinic

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)