Boston Marathon Winner Finishes in Compression Socks

The first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 crossed the finish line last week.  Meb Keflezighi, 38 , won the men’s division while wearing CEP compression, a line of Mediven medical compression stockings. Meb has been publicly wearing CEP compression socks for years, including as the US Olympic marathon runner.

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CEP Compression

Due to the health benefits that come from compression socks, other athletes are also using compression socks to decrease muscle fatigue and improve performance and recovery. It seems as though every runner is wearing compression socks these days.  Compression is not just for athletes. Compression has been used for decades as the treatment for vein disorders. In the field of venous disease, they are the gold standard in conservative management for vein conditions such as varicose veins and venous insufficiency. For those who have jobs that require prolonged periods of standing or sitting, compression can help with occupational leg swelling and fatigue. They are also recommended during air travel to reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT).

CEP Compression socks, like those worn by Meb Keflezighi in the Boston Marathon can be found at CompressRx.com.

La Jolla Vein Care Featured in National Magazine

La Jolla Vein Care doctors were interviewed, then featured in three national magazines in articles about specialty health care. The national magazines include Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day and Redbook. The article discusses the emergence of specialty health care in the field of venous disease and points out that the Doctors Fronek and Bunke-Paquette are board certified and specialize in vein disorders. There is an emphasis on specialty care and that ‘every part of you deserves knowledgeable care.’ The full articles can be found in the September 2013 Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day magazines on any newstand.

Asclera® featured on ABC’s The View

Asclera® (polidocanol) was featured on ABC’s The View last week as an effective treatment for spider veins. Asclera® (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy. It is an FDA approved solution to treat spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins.
Although Asclera® (polidocanol) has only recently made headlines on television, including being featured on The Doctors and Dr. Oz, it became FDA approved in 2010. Prior to FDA recognition as Asclera® , the generic form of the solution called polidocanol has been used for decades, especially in Europe. As a result, at La Jolla Vein Care, we have performed thousands of spider vein treatments using this medication. It is preferred over other solutions such as hypertonic saline and sodium tetradecyl sulfate because it is less painful and we find better results.
Call us today at 858-550-0330 to find out if you are a candidate for Asclera® spider vein treatment.

San Diego’s Top Doctors

La Jolla Vein Care Doctors in San Diego Magazine 2013 Top Doctors

La Jolla Vein Care Doctors in San Diego Magazine 2013 Top Doctors

Our two fantastic doctors, Dr. Nisha Bunke-Paquette and Dr. Helane Fronek were featured in San Diego Magazine’s Top Doctor Issue. They were interviewed about varicose veins, venous disease and treatment options.

Dr. Bunke-Paquette and Dr. Fronek featured in San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine’s Top Doctors issue for October featured Dr.’s Bunke-Paquette and Dr. Helane Fronek. In the article, Dr. Bunke describes new therapies to treat venous disorders. ‘“New technology has eliminated the need for traditional vein stripping surgery. Using ultrasound scanning and other advanced procedures, we are able to provide precision treatments that are safe, painless, and effective—all without surgery,” said Dr. Bunke-Paquette.

Dr. Oz Show Highlights Foam Sclerotherapy Treatment for Varicose Veins

The June 1st episode of The Dr. Oz Show brought attention to foam sclerotherapy. He describes it as latest, most advanced technique to eradicate painful, varicose veins. Dr. Oz’s guest demonstrated how the procedure is performed: He used a vein light to visualize the veins, followed by a painless injection of a foamed solution. He also mentions that the old Varicose Vein Treatments hurt because of the saline solution that used to be used, but newer solutions such as polidocanol, are nearly painless.

We’re pleased that Dr. Oz brought much need attention to foam sclerotherapy, as we have been using it as an alternative to surgery for years. What most people don’t realize is that foam sclerotherapy is not new, but rather newly recognized. Foam sclerotherapy offers patients a non-surgical alternative for the treatment of varicose veins. There is essentially no down-time and return to normal activities is immediate.

Dr. Bunke Featured in San Diego Woman Magazine

 

Dr. Bunke In San Diego Woman Magazine

 

Dr. Bunke and her associate, Dr. Sardo were featured in the April issue of San Diego Woman Magazine.  The articles highlight their careers and their specialty practices in medicine. Dr. Bunke describes the evolution of varicose vein treatments from surgery to minimally invasive procedures.  She expresses that most varicose veins can be treated without surgery or anaesthesia. This is a huge advancement in the field of venous disease, considering only a decade ago vein stripping surgery was the gold standard for varicose vein treatment.

Dr. Sardo’s article describes her prominent career as a plastic surgeon, which has helped her help patients look better, feel better, and achieve greater health. 

Dr. Sardo