While varicose veins are not preventable, there are certain things you can do to ease the pain. With mild symptoms, it’s often good to exercise lightly (e.g., walking, bicycling, swimming, etc.). This allows you to strengthen your leg muscles to help push blood back to the heart. With exercise on your mind, it’s also good to work towards maintaining your ideal body weight. If you’re looking for immediate relief, please note that properly fitted elastic hose with the compression level by recommended by your physician can help you manage the symptoms. While only a vein specialist can tell you exactly what to do based on your specific condition, you can take a few small steps towards easing your symptoms in the meantime. If you’re in the office while reading this post, perhaps you might want to lean back and relax. After all, elevating your legs is another way to control your symptoms.