Both before and after vein treatment in Boca Raton, exercise can be a valuable tool in keeping varicose veins and spider veins at bay. Still, if you’ve just completed vein treatments, you may be unsure of how to restart your exercise routine. To continue recovering from your vein condition in a healthy way, it will help to take a few steps to help your body’s circulation during exercise.
Though your recovery time will vary based on your condition and the procedure you received, recovery from vein treatment is generally very short. Most people can resume regular activity immediately and Dr. Schoenhaus can help you determine when you will be fit to begin working out again. Once you get the go-ahead from Dr. Schoenhaus, these tips can help you start to exercise in a healthy way:
You’ve probably been provided with compression stockings to aid the circulation in your legs. Wearing your compression stockings during exercise can relieve pressure on your legs, helping you reduce your risk of damaging your veins or developing additional varicose or spider veins.
Of course, compression stockings aren’t all you’ll need. You should always wear a pair of comfortable, well-fitted athletic shoes with good arch support. Hydration is also an important factor in preventing vein conditions, as a well-hydrated body is much more efficient at moving blood, healing injuries and maintaining firm, healthy skin. Always bring a water bottle.
Just after vein treatment, it may be best to start with gentle exercises that put you at minimal risk of discomfort. Start by simply walking and doing leg lifts, then gradually build up to more strenuous cardiovascular exercises like jogging and cycling.
Set a Schedule
Having a schedule can help you continue exercising regularly without going overboard. Begin by planning to exercise three to four days a week just after vein treatment and progress to more as your body becomes stronger and your vein treatment is further behind you.
Regular exercise is an important part of preventing varicose veins and spider veins, but don’t jump in too quickly after vein treatment in Boca Raton. If you have any questions about resuming your exercise routine, don’t hesitate to speak with Dr. Schoenhaus.