Varicose veins are twisted, bulging veins that are typically a dark purple and manifest themselves in your legs. Sometimes causing a dull, achy feeling in your legs, varicose veins can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful at times. However, there are many options available to help you get rid of these nasty veins including sticking to a strict exercise routine. Caused by a lack of blood circulation, one of the best ways you can get rid of your varicose veins is to do exercise that will help increase the blood flow to your legs and throughout your body. Read on to learn more about how you can ease the pain and discomfort that you are feeling from your veins.
Whether you have a membership to the gym or you like to workout from the comfort of your home, leg lifts are a great option for you. At the gym, they have a dedicated machine in which you can use weight as resistance against your legs. However, you can do the same workout at home. Sit on the floor with your feet straight out in front of you and lift one leg at a time. Hold your leg in the air and then slowly lower it, repeating on both sides.
All you need to do this workout routine is a set of stairs or even just a ledge. Stand with your heels near the edge of the stairs with your toes facing the back of the stair. Slowly lower heels until you start to feel a stretch in your calves. Repeat this workout over and over for a few minutes.
Lunges are another great leg exercise that you can do from your home. To do a correct lunge, you are going to want to lunge one leg forward and make a 90-degree angle, making sure that your front knee stays directly over your ankle during the entire thing. Your back leg should be at a slight angle. Repeat this on both sides and try to do three sets of five to start out.
Another great exercise that you can do is go on a daily walk around the block. By getting your heart-rate up and your blood pumping throughout your legs and body, you can help to increase the circulation in your legs.
By adding these leg workouts to your daily routine, you can help to increase the blood circulation to your legs and get rid of those nasty varicose veins. If you would like to learn more about varicose vein treatment or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Atlas Vein Care today!