Many individuals with varicose veins and venous insufficiency do not require a procedure to treat their problem. In some individuals, more conservative treatments are appropriate. Some of the conservative treatment options that your doctor might recommend are the use of venous compression stockings, intermittent leg elevation, and nonprescription pain medication for symptomatic relief of associated discomfort. This information is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to recommend any specific treatment for an individual’s particular symptoms or condition. As with any medical issue, you should consult your doctor for specific diagnostic and treatment recommendations.