Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Daily Mail on Varicose Veins - Support Stockings are a Waste of Time

An article on varicose veins and the new NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines appeared in the Daily Mail, quoting Prof Mark Whiteley.

Prof Mark Whiteley quoted in Daily Mail

The article explains how support stockings are not a cure for varicose veins and should not be recommended instead of fixing the varicose veins properly - with Endovenous Laser, Radiofrequency or if unsuitable, with Foam Sclerotherapy.

This problem was previously highlighted by Prof Mark Whiteley in Dec 2012 in an article in The Huffington Post called:"Support Stockings - A 'Sticking Plaster' for the NHS?" (

See Daily Mail article:


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