Leg Swelling

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Treatment for Swollen Legs

There are many reasons for having swollen legs which range from standing/sitting in the same position for too long, eating salty foods to more serious conditions like problems with your kidneys, liver or heart. Booking your initial consultation will enable Liverpool Vascular Clinic to assess your condition and provide the advice and specific treatment that’s right for you.

The Treatment & Process

A full and comprehensive range of treatments are offered by the Liverpool Vascular Clinic who will assess and provide the appropriate treatment for you. Below are some of the most common treatments we offer.


All treatment plans start with our assessment / initial consultation. This allows our specialists to fully understand your condition and work out the right path of treatment for you.


Part of your treatment for swollen legs determining and adhering to a management programme. Depending on why you have swollen legs will determine the correct maintenance plan. These may include lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or going on a low-salt diet. Gentle exercise, change of footwear and more. Liverpool Vascular Clinic will devise a maintenance programme suitable for your condition. 

Skin care is very important in patients with leg swelling. Regular application of appropriate moisturising products is necessary for most people. In severe cases, other measures such as steroid or anti-microbial agents may be required and referral to a dermatologist may need to be considered.                   

Hoisery Measurement & Advice

At Liverpool Vascular Clinic we understand that getting the correct measurements for compression stockings is one of the most important aspects to getting a good fit and in turn achieving the best results possible from the stockings.

Proper fitment will mean the compression stocking will apply its compression more effectively on the leg and it will be more comfortable for you.

Compression therapy should be considered within an appropriate care environment with consideration of:

  • The indication for compression therapy
  • Strength and type of compression
  • Safety of compression
  • Duration of compression
  • Regular review       

Compression Stockings

Compression socks and stockings are designed for compression therapy. They apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles, promoting blood flow from your legs to your heart.

Compression socks can also reduce pain and swelling in your ankles and legs.

Liverpool Vascular Clinic will measure you correctly for compression stockings and advise you how and when to them correctly. 

    Advice and Support on Compression Bandaging

    This treatment involves using compression bandaging and at Liverpool Vascular Clinic we will teach you how to apply them correctly and offer a full support programme to help you with this treatment.

    High compression products are used to provide the high compression needed for the management of a variety of leg swelling conditions. Their use calls for expert knowledge of the elastic properties of the products and experience in the technique of providing carefully graduated compression which is where we help with our support and knowledge.


    Regardless of the cause, leg swelling is harmful to the skin in particular.

    Best described in venous disease where we see skin pigmentation (darkening), lipodermatosclerosis (skin thickening) and itching or eczema.

    With advanced skin damage, problems with skin infections (cellulitis) can occur due to breaks in the skin.

    Chronic or recurrent lower leg ulceration can occur as a result of decades of poor skin health, mainly due to venous disease. This does not occur in all patients but unfortunately becomes very difficult to treat once established.

    Re-Assess and discharge

    All treatment plans include a quick clinical follow-up around 6 weeks post procedure. You will speak with your clinician to review the improvement in appearance and symptoms as discussed during your diagnosis. Following this appointment you can expect to be discharged from our care and get on with enjoying your life.

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    Patient Reviews

    "Following the discovery of abnormal blood pressure readings I was fortunate enough to be referred the consultant vascular surgeon Dr Neequaye.

    Tests and scans revealed that I had a rare arterial plumbing configuration. Following discussion we decided that the condition would be managed medically with now annual checks and two yearly scans.

    I am grateful for his level of expertise,the confidence this inspires and for the inclusive nature of our consultations. "

    Mrs H from Liverpool

    "I found him to be an extremely skillfull, cautious and approachable Vascular Surgeon and despite the challenges created by the pandemic left no stone unturned at the pre-op stage.

    He was never rushed and always took time to explain, in layman’s terms, and sometimes with sketches precisely what he was proposing as the solution to my pending complex Aortic Aneurysm repairs.

    My procedure took place in early June 2021, I now feel fit and well and extremely fortunate indeed that my Surgeon was Mr Simon Neequaye."

    Brian D

    "After struggling with the veins in my left leg for 8 years, deciding to proceed with treatment from Mr Neequaye was the best thing I ever did. He kept my calm throughout the procedure, and the results are better than I’d have imagined."

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