Vein Doctor Recommended Exercises for Varicose Veins
If you are experiencing the burning, tingling, and discomfort of varicose veins, your vein doctor may recommend that you do some specific exercises to assist with your leg discomfort. Dr. Ali Meslemani at Metro Vein Centers in Rochester Hills, Michigan, helps people deal with their varicose veins and other venous problems. He can recommend treatments done in his office, and tell you which exercises are the correct ones for your unique vein disease issues.
Dr. Ali Meslemani is the founder, creator, and CEO of Metro Vein Centers. Dr. Meslemani has treated vein health problems for decades and is a highly trained specialist in the field. He created the Metro Vein Center to assist people with vein disorders. Dr.Meslemani will not only treat your vein problems but show you ways to prevent vein disorders and strengthen your legs to stop or hold back additional varicose veins.
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Exercises for Varicose Vein Problems
One excellent way to relieve your varicose vein symptoms is to exercise your legs. Using your legs improves the circulation in your legs, and prevents narrowing of the veins in your legs. Some exercises can make your varicose veins worse, however. This section discusses the safest and the most often recommended activities that are good practice for you and your varicose veins.
Varicose Veins and Athletes
Even athletes get varicose and spider veins. These individuals with their rigorous exercise regime, which includes movements that are harmful to the athletes’ veins. So which activities are good for the veins, and which should you avoid?
Walking and Vein Health
Walking remains one of the best all-around exercises for nearly everyone to do. Walking remains a preferred way of gaining exercise because:
- Walking doesn’t cause excess stress on veins.
- Walking is low impact.
- Walking strengthens the calf.
- Walking improves the flow of blood back up to the heart and brain.
Your vein doctor recommends that your walk for 30 minutes per day at least five days per week. Walking is so beneficial that you may walk every day.
Walking remains easy to add into your daily routine. You can park your vehicle further away from the door in the parking lot when you are shopping to gain a few steps for your daily total. Avoid escalators and elevators, and walk up those steps. You can also get a treadmill for gloomy weather, and watch a video or read a book while you walk. Your legs will thank you for your extra effort on their behalf.
Compression socks or stockings remain another way to prevent or treat vein issues in the legs. People wear these socks to improve their sports performance, prevent critical medical problems, and to support the flow of blood in their legs and feet. If you have swelling in your legs, you may also be prescribed compression socks.
Compression socks work by supporting your legs and improving the way the blood flows through your legs. They also prevent or lower your chances of experiencing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis occurs when blood clots in the leg. Not only will wearing compression socks relieve some of your varicose vein symptoms, but their use will also treat a variety of circulation problems, too.
Dr. Ali Meslemani will tell you if wearing compression socks will help your vein health. He can also prescribe the type and size of compression hose you need to suit your purposes, as strength and size vary. Plus, if Dr. Meslemani prescribes your compression sock, you’ll get help paying for them through your health insurance