As small businesses remain closed during Covid-19, many restaurants remain open for takeout and delivery service. Below is a partial list of restaurants in Grand Junction that are still serving. Please support them in this time of need.

-The Ale House in Grand Junction is temporarily halting its dine-in service, but is now offering curbside delivery for its full menu from 12 to 8 p.m. daily.

-Jimmyz Hamburgers is remaining open for takeout and is offering free delivery for the time being.

-No Coast Sushi is offering delivery and take out Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. They will be offering their full menu.

-Kannah Creek Brewing Company is closed at both of their locations.

-The Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant is offering curbside pickup, carry out, and delivery between First Street and Seventh Street from Colorado to Rood Avenue. They are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are offering their full menu and are adding family meals as well to help “Get people fed,” as General Manager Brian Oliver explained. They are also creating growlers to go.

-Dream Cafe is offering curbside pickup, carry out, and delivery between First Street and Seventh Street from Colorado to Rood Avenue. They will be open from 8 a.m to 1 p.m.

-Hot Tomato is offering take out orders for their entire menu. They are keeping their normal hours from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.

-Bin 707 is open for dinner at 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They also offer call-in orders for curbside pickup on their entire menu daily from 4-9 p.m. (closed Sundays). Click this link for their grand junction restaurant listing.

-Bin Burger is opening up at the Taco Party window and is offering delivery for those in a five-mile radius. They will be open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m to 8 p.m.

-Taco Party is open for pickup or walk-up between the hours of 11:30 a.m to 8 p.m. They will also deliver within a five-mile radius.

-626 On Rood is working on creating a menu for takeout and will be open Thursday through Saturday starting March 26.

-Pablo’s Pizza will be offering pickup and delivery “for the foreseeable future.” They will ask customers to pay over the phone so you do not have to sign anything to help stop the spread of the virus.

-Wine Country Inn is offering call in orders for pickup from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-The Joseph Center remains open to people in need, and are still serving breakfast and lunch. Monday hours are noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday hours are 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

-Dos Hombres (Clifton) is open for take out orders.

-Rib City Grill is offering curbside pickup and take out, and are using Food Dudes to deliver until they create their own delivery system.

-Chuck E. Cheese in Grand Junction is offering online/phone carry out, and delivery though Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats. They have closed their gameroom.

-Graff Dairy is offering delivery and drive-thru services. They advise using the DoorDash app to order.

-Be Sweet Cafe and Bakeshop will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer curbside delivery, GrubHub delivery, or free delivery to downtown businesses.

-Texas Roadhouse is offering curbside to-go services. Orders can be placed through their website, or by phone.

-Enzo’s Ristorante Italiano on Horizon is open for take out, curbside pick up and delivery from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner menu and family sized meals are available.

-Famous Daves Barbeque is open for takeout, and they ask you to press 4 for take out when calling.

-The Garlic Knot will be open for take out, delivery, and curbside pickup. Ordering can be done by phone, in person, or on any of the delivery services such as Grubhub, Post Mates, and Uber Eats.

-Cold Stone Creamery will be open on their normal hours and will be offering take out orders, call ahead orders, and pickup orders. They will also have online orders through their website and through GrubHub.

-Big Mike’s Pork N Wings (Food Trailer) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March March 19-21.

-Kuniko’s Teriyaki Grill is open for takeout orders and delivery. They are open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

-Village Inn is offering to go orders and curbside pickup in both of their locations in Grand Junction. They are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

-Ocotillo at Redlands Mesa Golf Course is open for takeout from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Tuesday through Saturday and from 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m on Sunday.

-Fly’n Roosters will be offering take out at their Grand Junction and Montrose locations. They will be open until 8:00 p.m.

-Wienerschnitzel’s in Western Colorado are offering Free Original Chili Dog’s or regular Hot Dog’s to all kids 12 and under from 2:00 p.m. until closing. This also includes seniors 65 and older. They are offering drive thru services and to go orders.

-Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is open for takeout and curbside pickup

varicose veins laser surgery treatment aftercareAlthough varicose veins are not often harmful to your health, they are unsightly. For those that simply must have something done about them, most people choose laser treatment. The more you know about varicose veins laser surgery treatment aftercare, the better equipped you will be when making the decision to seek this type of treatment.

Using laser treatment for these veins is one of the least painful ways to eliminate the problem. Varicose veins, or spider veins as they are also known, are thin blue, red and black colored veins that can be seen through the skin. They are predominately found in a person’s legs. Anyone who stands on their feet for extended periods of time is susceptible to varicose veins.

Laser treatment is considered an outpatient procedure, so there is no need to stay in the hospital. The procedure takes roughly 10-20 minutes of actual hands-on time. No pain medications or sedatives are used unless specifically requested by the patient. Even then, it is extremely rare due to the fact that the treatment is relatively pain-free and may only contain mild discomfort. Doctors recommend laser treatment for small to medium size spider veins.

Varicose Vein Laser Treatment

First, the doctor passes the laser over the varicose veins slowly. As the laser comes into contact with the damaged vein, the blood coagulates. The treated vein shrinks in size. The blood can now pass through the system and allow the patient’s leg to be free from the colored lines. Some patients may notice a darkening of the treated area immediately after laser treatment. If this occurs, the darkness will fade within 2-6 weeks.

If you have made the final decision to undergo Varicose Vein Laser Treatment, you must also ask yourself if you are prepared for Laser Treatment aftercare. You need to know exactly what to do to protect your investment and your health.

Varicose Vein Laser Treatment Aftercare

The doctor may wrap your legs in compression bandages, which you should continue wearing for a day or two days following the treatment. You can take them off when sleeping or showering. Speaking of showering, make sure that the water temperature is not too hot.

The best part of the latest advances in laser technology is that they leave minimal and temporary side effects. After arriving home, patients should rest for the remainder of the day. You might feel a bit burning or sting in your leg (or legs), but it’s usually just a mildly uncomfortable sensation. You may take a painkiller (again, a mild one) if the sensation turns to ache or pain.

Exercise

It may sound faulty, but doctors recommend light exercise for all patients recovering from varicose veins laser treatment. This is because inactivity raises the likelihood of blood clots forming and putting your health at risk. Also avoid sitting or standing for long time periods, but feel free to take short walks as they will improve your blood circulation.

Sun Exposure

Avoid sun exposure following the treatment or at least limit your sun exposure to a shorter period of time and use a sunscreen lotion.

Clothing and Diet

Lastly, you should be careful about wearing tight clothes and crossing your legs when sitting. And while there are no specific nutritional requirements after surgery, you will want to ensure you are getting enough hydration. This will help with blood flow.  Patients recovering from laser treatment for their varicose veins should also avoid driving for a couple of days.

If you have any questions about varicose veins laser surgery treatment aftercare, the staff at Grand Junction Vein Center are trained to answer them quickly and competently. Please use our Varicose Vein Treatment Grand Junction contact page or give us a call at (970) 242-8346.

after varicose vein surgery exerciseExercises After Varicose Vein Surgery

Varicose vein surgery is a medical intervention that is performed for treating the inflamed blood vessels, which often contribute to strangled skin and sensations of swelling. Varicose provides an aesthetic image that is often hard to accept by those affected and one of the ways it can be healed is through the special surgery intervention.

These blood vessels are usually located on legs, mainly calves. The effects of the surgery can offer an improved level of self-confidence for every patient. The presence of these unaesthetic blood vessels can also cause discomfort for a long period of time. This feeling will be present in an association with nagging pain and a constant itching sensation.

Most of the patients who get a varicose vein treatment or varicose vein surgery are often advised about the exercises they are allowed to perform or not. Exercise exerts a force on your muscles and does not allow the blood to pool again.

So here are some exercises that you can perform after varicose vein surgery:

1. Walking
 really is the best form of exercise to perform after any form of varicose vein treatment or varicose vein surgery. It works the foot pump, the calf pump, and the thigh pump to promote the flow of blood in the veins from the leg back to the heart. And it also promotes the healing process. It is wise to do as much walking as you can easily do after varicose vein surgery.

2. Running
 might be quite uncomfortable or difficult in the early stages so you might want to leave it a few days. You can go back to the gym as soon as you like. Low impact activities such as walking on a treadmill are absolutely fine and very good for the healing process.

3. You can also work your upper body with some gentle exercises such as rowing or some resistance for your upper body. Cycling is also a good low impact activity that is good for the leg circulation and which will promote the healing process.

4. With regard to swimming, it is suggested to leave it at least 2 weeks before getting into a public swimming pool. The water does have a lot of chlorine and it surely is not the same as the running water under the shower. In fact, you can have a shower as early as 48 hours after your vein treatments.

5. You can also join a Yoga Class but after 2-3 weeks of varicose vein surgery. If not then you can remember some easy steps and perform them at home while taking a break from daily routine.

The above-mentioned exercises are often recommended by the doctor and by the vein surgeons after you get your varicose vein surgery or varicose vein treatment.

Consistent and moderate exercises will help you recover from the varicose vein surgery much faster and believe me your legs will Thank You for these exercises.

varicose veins from standingAs we already know, weakness and poor circulation in leg veins are a major cause of varicose and spider veins. The main purpose of these veins is to return blood from the lower limbs to your heart to be oxygenated and recirculates. If your leg veins are weak, blood may pool in your lower legs causing pressure and eventually varicose veins. Standing for long periods is hard on leg veins. It tends to cause poor circulation and can produce swelling and aching in the legs unless you are doing some activities or movements while you are standing.

It is necessary to take some precautions when you are on your feet a lot because when you are standing for a long time, it can get collect in the veins and the reduced blood flow sets up the perfect conditions for varicose veins and spider veins.

The deep veins inside your lower legs are encased by your calf muscles and connective tissues. These deeper veins need to be strong and contracting efficiently to pump the blood back up to the heart.

If your calf muscles are weak, your circulation will be weak. That is the reason it is so important to practice a few simple forms of exercise on a regular basis to strengthen your calf muscles and increase blood flow.

Just because the valves have stopped working though does not mean to say that varicose veins are immediately imminent, as the damage is caused over time to the tissues. So people who stand for long periods are not more prone to varicose veins, but standing makes the problem come to light sooner.

Try these simple exercises and stop suffering from varicose veins:

  1. While standing, raise your heels and get up on your tip-toes as high as you can. Let heels down again. Do this 15 or 20 times, relax for a few minutes, then repeat.
  2. Walking causes a therapeutic reaction in the body that results in better circulation especially in the lower limbs. Take short breaks several times a day to walk. Increase walking time from 15 minutes to 45 minutes at least three times a week.
  3. Stretch leg muscles often and shift your weight from a sitting or standing position to do other physical activities that will improve your blood circulation.

If you do consistent, moderate exercises like these several times a week for several months, you will reduce the swelling of your varicose veins and prevent more from forming in the future. Your legs will feel great and you will have more energy, attractiveness, and get-up and go!

 

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Grand Junction Vein Center

2373 G Road #280
Grand Junction, Colorado. 81505
On the second floor of the Canyonview Medical Plaza
Tel: 970-242-VEIN (8346)