If you have varicose veins, you know that they can be a nuisance. Aside from their unsightly appearance, they can also cause a heavy sensation on the legs, pain, and in worse cases, pain and swelling.

Varicose vein treatment is easier now than ever before at Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville. Most procedures are done in-office with minimal down time.

The Best Exercise for Varicose Veins

We all know that regular physical activity is good for us but do you know that it can be good for your varicose veins as well?

Exercise is one way of decreasing your risk of and managing varicose veins. Of all types of exercise, you can benefit the most from light cardio activities like walking and swimming.

Swimming for Healthy Legs

Swimming has advantages over other cardio routines due to the difference in the weight you carry on your legs when you’re in the water. This explains why you feel lighter when you’re submerged.

This difference in buoyancy helps relieve some of the pressure you have in your veins.  And with the decrease in pressure, your body can have better circulation, helping your veins move blood back to the heart.

Swimming is a low-impact workout, which is great for those with joint problems as well. Although it’s low-impact, swimming still conditions different muscle groups – especially the legs.

Although exercises like swimming can help promote circulation and healthy legs, remember it’s important to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise programs after vein treatment. If you have any questions, talk to the vein specialists at Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville. Call (865) 588-8229 or request an appointment online.