Beyond aesthetic issues, varicose veins can cause other problems. They can cause more severe cases and be so unpleasant that surgery may be required. You can improve your appearance and comfort while avoiding surgery by exercising to reduce the appearance and discomfort of varicose veins in your legs.
Focus on low-impact exercises that work the calf and leg muscles if you have varicose veins. Your leg veins will benefit from your increased calf strength as they work to return blood to the heart. Any workout that exercises the calves, like those outlined below, encourages healthy circulation since blood that accumulates in the veins eventually results in prominent varicose veins.
HOW CAN EXERCISE IMPROVE VARICOSE VEIN APPEARANCE AND PAIN?
Specific workouts can help you feel and look better with varicose veins by reducing swelling and easing pain. Your calf muscles pump blood from your feet and legs back to your heart. Regular exercise helps you lose excess weight, another risk factor for varicose veins while enhancing your general circulation. While varicose veins cannot be cured, exercise can help you feel better and lower your risk of getting more veiny legs.
Exercises that support the veins in the legs are as follows :
Five times a week, or once per day, take a brisk 30-minute walk to activate the calf muscles, improving blood flow in the leg veins. You’ll feel less swollen and uncomfortable as the blood flows more easily. You can divide this up into parts and complete it throughout the day if necessary.
Peddling employs the calf muscles to power your bike, much like walking. Get on a stationary bike or a regular bicycle. Just be careful not to slump over the handlebars for extended periods of time as this will prevent blood from reaching your legs.
Yoga improves the strength and flexibility of your body, which boosts circulation and can lessen the pain and swelling brought on by varicose veins. Try “Viparita Karani”. Lie on the floor with one shoulder close to a wall in this position. Once your body is facing the wall and at a straight angle to the floor, turn your body and move your feet up the wall. Additionally, it might help you stay flexible and strong as you age.
Vein health is improved by moving your body, being more flexible, and contracting and relaxing your muscles. Lunges, lying on your back with your legs raised above your head and resting on a wall, as well as a standard forward fold, where you bend over from the hips and reach the crown of your head toward the ground while keeping your knees bent if necessary, are specific stretches that are known to help with venous insufficiency.
Stand tall and parallel with your legs. Get up onto your toes and slowly put your feet flat. If you require more assistance, hold on to the back of a chair.
Along with easing varicose vein symptoms, exercise can improve your general health. It can improve the long-term health of your veins and might even stop the development of varicose veins in the future. Make a consultation appointment with Specialty Care Clinics by calling (469) 545-9983 right away.