You are encouraged to walk as soon as possible.
You can return to work within one week post vein stripping. You may have some bruising and soreness for 7-10 days after the treatment, and you will be given a prescription for some anti-inflammatory pain medication.
Day 3: Remove the first (Class II) elastic stockings from leg, leaving 2nd elastic compression stocking in place for one week
Day 7: Remove elastic stocking from leg and soak in warm bath, with Savalon or salt. This will remove the steristrips. Reapply elastic stocking and continue to wear for at least two more weeks.
Week 6: You will have a check-up appointment. Options for treating rare small persistent veins or spider veins, e.g. photoderm therapy, can be discussed at this point.