Fitness Is Good, But It’s Not Always Enough To Prevent Sore Legs And Venous Disease
One of our top Better Veins for Life® Principles is exercise. Exercise activates the calf muscles and encourages healthy circulation. The role of exercise in weight management also helps, as obesity negatively impacts vein health.
So why wasn’t Kristen’s fitness routine enough to prevent venous disease? Common causes of vein disease include a family history of vein problems, the stresses of pregnancy, and occupational risks. Because her day job required long periods of sitting, her exercise routine was not enough to overcome the damage done by her long work days. Without periodic leg elevation, daily use of compression hose, and routinely pumping calf muscles during the work day, the damage only occurred more quickly.
Are You Stuck At A Desk All Day Like Kristen?
If you sit at a desk all day like our friend Kristen, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from venous disease.
See A Vein Specialist
If you already have sore legs, restless legs, night leg cramps, unexplained heaviness, or visible varicose veins or spider veins, we recommend contacting Vein Specialists of the South. We will evaluate your legs for underlying venous disease. If necessary, we will treat your veins using our minimally invasive procedures that require no general anesthesia, prescription pain relief, or hospital stays.