Exercise therapy can assist in preventing varicose veins from becoming more pronounced. The successive contraction/relaxation of the muscles surrounding the veins facilitate elasticity of the vein-walls.
It is advisable to wear compression stockings during exercise/sport if you are already using it due to venous disorder. The stockings have a massaging effect during exercise/sport which tones the muscles and helps in firming the tissues.
Suitable sports/exercises are as follows:
- Nordik walking
- Cross-country skiing
- Inline skating
- Aqua jogging
- Fitness training on endurance equipment (e.g. stepper, cross trainer, bicycle ergometer)
- Special vein exercises
Caution: Before resorting to any exercise schedule please seek medical advice if
you are suffering from severe varicose vein, thrombosis or inflammation of veins.
Other Self-care tips:
- Lose weight
- Don’t wear tight clothes
- Elevate legs
- Avoid long periods of continuous standing & sitting
- Mediven Exerciser is a product from medi related to exercise therapy.
- Usage and application should be undertaken under specialized medical advice and