Ultrasound procedures typically bring to mind images of expectant parents marveling at the tiny heartbeat of their unborn child. Or, later, discovering whether they will welcome a baby boy or girl into the world. Ultrasound machines can monitor the baby’s development and issues that may arise during pregnancy. But OBs aren’t the only doctors who rely on ultrasound technology. In
Four thousand runners hit the streets for the 3rd Annual Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon/Half Marathon Race on Sunday, March 4th. The non-profit event, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and sponsored in part by The Vein Institute and many others, benefits Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga. Focusing on our area’s thriving businesses, vibrant entertainment scene, family-friendly communities,
All athletes encounter injuries at some point, especially when training for a big event. But for runners, certain aches and pains seem to be consistent across the board. Since most of the top five running injuries are attributed to overuse, it’s really no surprise that even those who take their time piling up miles to prep for marathons and half
Most of us are familiar with the varicose and spider veins generally associated with older people. But in fact, those are just some of the symptoms of venous disease, a condition that can develop earlier in life and surprisingly, for daily or long-distance runners. Often marathoners, athletes or those who hit the gym on a regular basis develop some form
Running is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and sometimes all it takes is just one “runner’s high” experience to make a casual runner into a marathoner. As you trot (or trudge) your way training toward race day, take a look at this list of common running myths we’ve pulled together – and then busted up
Just as a healthy heart pumps vital blood through your arteries to your organs, your veins ensure that blood flows back to your heart. When veins break down it can lead to venous disease (more prevalent than heart and vascular disease combined) where faulty valves cause blood flow to your feet instead and some unwanted side effects. When we talk
Almost anyone can develop varicose veins or spider veins, for any number of reasons. Diabetes does not cause varicose veins. But both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes do cause circulatory problems, and varicose veins can exacerbate those problems. So if you’re a diabetic and you have varicose or spider veins, it is important that you seek medical advice about
Everyone has heard about varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins, but there are still a lot of questions about them out there. At The Vein Institute, we know that confusion and misconceptions may stand in the way of you reaching important goals like achieving healthy vein function, improving your comfort level, and restoring the appearance of your legs. To
The internet is notoriously full of information, but let’s face it. A lot of the info surrounding the healthcare industry is not trustworthy. But not with this. Here’s Dr. Gardner, your vein specialist answers all your questions about restless legs. Q: I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM RESTLESS LEGS FOR A FEW YEARS, AS WELL AS VARICOSE VEINS. I AM
Pregnancy, although a miraculous and wonderful time of life, can truly take a toll on a woman’s body. When you consider swollen feet and ankles, tender breasts, stretch marks and needing to urinate much more frequently than normal—not to mention morning sickness—it’s unfortunate that many women also have to deal with painful, unsightly varicose veins on top of everything else.
It’s tempting to think of varicose veins as being an issue primarily for women, but men have them too. Here Dr. Gardner answers all your questions about men’s choices for vein treatments. Q: I KNOW WOMEN GET VARICOSE VEINS, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING CHILDREN, BUT I’M A MAN AND I HAVE THEM, TOO. I DON’T SEE MUCH IN THE MEDIA
Although the development of venous disease depends strongly on your genetics—there are still some things you can do to improve vein health. Maintaining a nutritious diet and a healthy weight can be beneficial, as can elevating your legs at the end of a long day on your feet and avoiding crossing your legs. There are also some exercises you can
Fear of old-style vein stripping has caused countless men and women to put off doing anything about their varicose veins and leg pain. If you’re one of those people, you’ll be happy to know we don’t strip veins anymore. There is absolutely no reason to live with your symptoms. And there are serious reasons to address them right away. IT’S
Vein disease is more common than heart disease but it’s very under-diagnosed. The Vein Institute offers free vein screening and many minimally-invasive out-patient procedures to treat vein disease. See how Dr. Gardner gives a tailored approach to his patients.
The Vein Institute specializes in treating vein disease without the use of vein stripping. Dr. Gardner is passionate about using minimally-invasive procedures to treat conditions such as spider veins, varicose veins, DVT, RLS, and more. In this video, Dr. Gardner tells us more about the treatments he offers and takes us inside The Vein Institute. The Vein Institute specializes in