Find Relief for Vein and Leg Pain


BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Wellness Connection is offering a free presentation, “Relief for Vein and Leg Pain,” on Tuesday, May 22, with surgeon and vein expert, Frederick Loy, MD, FACS. Join Dr. Loy that evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Rd. (Rte. 2) in Williamstown, Mass, for this informative seminar.

In normal veins, valves in the vein keep blood flowing back to the heart. With varicose veins, the valves do not function properly and the blood pools in the vein. The vein can become swollen, twisted, and sometimes painful. Open leg wounds that just won’t heal, also called ulcers, can often affect those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes.
Finding relief and proper treatment for either condition can be important to your overall health, as both can get worse or lead to more serious conditions. Fortunately, several minimally-invasive options exist for treatment. These minimally invasive techniques can often be done on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and usually result in less pain and scarring, faster healing times, and less chance of infection.
Find out more about what you can do about unsightly or painful spider and varicose veins. To register by May 21, go to To make an appointment with Dr. Loy, call (802) 447-0607. Call (802) 447-5076 if you need more information about the presentation.
The Wellness Connection is a community outreach service of SVHC that offers an ongoing schedule of health forums, classes, and screenings. SVHC is a community-based, not-for-profit health system that exists solely for the benefit of the communities it serves. To find out more, visit
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