Swimming Can Help Your Varicose Veins!

Varicose veins affect more than 40 million Americans each year. Dealing with the pain of the unruly veins in the legs can put a serious damper on the quality of life of those dealing with the condition. Visible side effects of varicose veins are gnarled, swollen and twisted veins that can have a blue or purple color. The swelling can be very painful for the person experiencing symptoms, diminishing their quality of life, as they can no longer enjoy the everyday activities they participated in prior to the diagnosis.

A common prescribed home remedy for preventing or managing varicose veins is increased physical activity but, for some, physical activity is an ever-growing challenge due to the uncomfortable pain stemming from their diagnosis. Swimming is a great low-impact form of activity that helps prevent and manage symptoms of varicose veins. Swimming is also one of the few workouts that utilizes all of your muscle groups at one time, which improves your overall circulation even better than most other types of exercises.

Benefits of Swimming

Any exercise that lessens the effect of gravity and involves leg movement is pivotal in promoting proper blood circulation. Swimming does both.

While moving through the pool, the water’s slight pressure, which changes with depth, is beneficial for improving blood circulation as the pressure pushes against your leg muscles. Other perks of incorporating swimming into your routine include:

  • Low-impact exercise and low-risk of injury
  • Builds strength
  • Provides a full-body workout by toning the upper and lower body
  • Improves oxygen use for healthier lungs and heart
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves mobility to still of stubborn joints
  • Reduces stress

If you aren’t too keen on swimming, you can also benefit from basic water exercises like leg lifts, pedaling in place and kick from the side of the pool. You can also start slow and just tread water until you feel more comfortable.

Swimming and water exercises can help manage your varicose vein symptoms, but it won’t reverse your vein disease. At Alpha Vein Clinic, Dr Sassan Kaveh and his staff can diagnose and treat your diseased veins with the most advanced and minimally invasive treatments available. We can also offer advice on how to manage your symptoms more effectively. Call us today to schedule your appointment for a comprehensive evaluation of all of your vein-related issues.

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Las Vegas, NV, 89128

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