Exercises to Reduce Varicose Veins


Varicose veins are produced from having inflammation in the veins. These have valves that work only one way and make the blood circulate towards the heart. Once they are weakened, the blood accumulates in the veins which forms clots that make the varicose veins appears that generally look like small blue or purple threads. In this article, we will explain certain exercises to prevent and treat varicose veins.

They normally appear on your legs, however they can happen in other parts of the body. They mostly cause small signs and symptoms, and the truth is that anyone can have them especially if the person is elderly, overweight, or has a sedentary lifestyle.

1. Leg Massages:

Detail Of Hands Massaging Human Calf Muscle.

How to Do:

  • Do short and circular massages, with the purpose of moving accumulated blood so that it can continue its journey to the heart.
  • Spread the cream upwards from your feet to your abdomen.
  • This will hep your blood vessels get rid of the obstruction of liquids, salts, fats, and toxins.

2. Calf Stretching:


How to Do:

  • Standing on a step or ledge with both feet so that your heels extend over the edge.
  • Raise yourself up on your toes and lower your heels down below the step.
  • Make sure you are within reach of support to balance if necessary.
  • Repeat 30 to 50 times once or twice a day.

3. Leg Lifts:


How to Do:

  • Sit or lie on your back while sticking your feet straight out.
  • Lift one leg at a time up, holding it in the air.
  • Slowly lower it down and repeat with the other leg.

4. Seated Calf Raises:


How to Do:

  • Simply sit with your feet flat on the floor and your knees at a 90-degree angle.
  • Then lift up your heels while pressing your toes into the floor.
  • Hold that position for several seconds and then lower your heels back down slowly.
  • You can alternate feet or do one at a time.

5. Ankle Rotations:


How to Do:

  • You can improve the circulation in your ankles by moving each foot in a circle, first clockwise for 30 seconds.
  • And then counterclockwise for 30 seconds.
  • As with the calf raises, you can do one ankle at a time or both simultaneously.

6. Start Bike Pedaling:


How to Do:

  • Lie down on the floor with your back flat, keep your hands under your buttocks or, if you prefer, at your sides to prevent back overload.
  • Then lift your legs off the floor in the air, just like you are pedaling on a bike.
  • The higher you elevate your legs, the greater will be the circulation.

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