Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the veins in your legs are unable to properly pump blood back to your heart.
What is the goal of CVI?
The goal of treatment with CVI is twofold: To reduce the pressure and swelling in your leg veins, and to prevent the ulcers that can result from the condition.
In most cases, treatment involves wearing special compression stockings or garments that apply gentle pressure to your legs, helping to push the blood up toward your heart.
In more severe cases, you may need medication or surgery. With treatment, most people with CVI can prevent ulcers and other serious complications.