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Wearing Boots Doesn’t Cause Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are very common, yet there are still so many misconceptions about them. One of them is that wearing boots causes them (it doesn’t). What causes varicose veins? Varicose veins are bulging, twisted veins caused by weak or damaged valves. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest […]

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We Are Opening a New Vein and Vascular Clinic in Oak Ridge

Varicose and spider veins are some of the most common vascular conditions. These twisted, enlarged veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. They can cause a feeling of heaviness on the legs, burning or throbbing sensation, itching, and pain which could worsen after prolonged sitting or standing. If you are experiencing any of these […]

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Understanding the difference between varicose veins and vascular disease

Not sure how to tell whether your achy legs and ropy-looking legs are caused by varicose veins or more serious vascular disease?  Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Stephen Tonks discusses the differences in this segment on WATE’s Living East TN program. Finding relief for varicose veins and vascular disease with Premier Surgical  

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Varicose Veins Don’t Have to be Spooky

Are your varicose veins spooking you out? They don’t have to stay with you forever. Premier Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville offers different vein treatments so you can say goodbye to your painful varicose and spider veins. Evaluation and Treatment at Premier To help us find the most suitable vein treatment for you, we […]

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Are Vein Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Are your varicose veins causing you pain and discomfort? Are conservative measures not working to get rid of varicose veins? If you answer YES to these questions, then your insurance plan may cover vein treatment. Vein treatment is covered by insurance Most insurance plans cover vein treatment if it’s medically necessary. Some insurance companies may […]

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Our Treatment is NOT Vein Surgery

Nearly 50 percent of Americans have varicose veins but only a small percentage seek treatment. Part of the hesitation to seek treatment is the misconception that the only way to treat spider and varicose veins is through surgery.  While vein surgery is an option, it’s not the only way to treat swollen, bulging veins. At […]

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What is Involved in a Vein Screening?

If the veins on your lower legs are bulging and swelling, then you may have to see a specialist for vein screening. What is vein screening? A vein screening at Premier Vascular & Vein Center in Knoxville is a non-invasive way of determining your veins’ health. This examination may involve looking at your medical history […]

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Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

If you have spider veins, sclerotherapy can help get rid of them. What is sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves the injection of a solution into the affected vein. The solution, which is usually a salt solution, irritates the lining of the blood vessel. This causes the affected vein to collapse and stick together.  […]

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Swimming is Great for Varicose Veins!

Exercising regularly is strongly recommended if you have varicose veins. Not only does regular exercise help in managing the symptoms of varicose veins, but it can also keep them from progressing by improving the blood circulation. However, not all forms of exercise are appropriate for varicose veins. There are some exercises that can exacerbate your […]

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Do Men Get Varicose Veins?

One of the most common misconceptions about varicose veins is that only women get them. Men get varicose veins too. In fact, about 45 percent of men get varicose veins at some point in their lives. Varicose veins are more common in women because of the hormone progesterone. An increase in this hormone can lead […]

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