There is no definitive answer to this question. It all depends on the severity of varicose veins, general health, individual characteristics of the body, concomitant diseases, age.
During running, as with any movement, the muscles in the legs contract, which actively pushes the blood upwards. So, in theory, running and leg varicose veins are quite compatible. But this is not an axiom. For example, uncomplicated forms of varicose veins are an indication for running, complicated ones - on the contrary. In other words, the doctor recommends running, and you need to run by the rules.
What causes varicose veins
Varicose veins are a consequence of an improper lifestyle. Running is one of the options for a healthy lifestyle. The cause of varicose veins is always an excessive load on the veins of the lower extremities, when, for one reason or another, there is an obstacle to normal blood flow through the deep veins of the legs, the redistribution of part of the blood to the vesselssurfaces that are not designed for this load.
What running is useful for varicose veins
Movement tones the veins. The alternation of static and dynamic is essential. With varicose veins of the lower extremities, an easy run is shown, which is equivalent to a ten-minute break after two hours of sedentary work. At the same time, the signs of pathology in which running is beneficial are the following: softness - moderate, disappears after rest; a vascular network appears on the lower leg; there are no conglomerates or separate large nodes; the skin has not changed, does not get wet, has not lost its integrity; mild post-exercise pain. Running is also indicated in postoperative relapses, if the re-expansion of the veins is insignificant.
How to run with varicose veins
In case of varicose veins, so that running is only advantageous, you should follow the rules:
- protects the legs with compression while jogging;
- wear light and comfortable sports shoes;
- runs along special routes, limited time;
- running pace - medium;
- distance - no more than 3 km;
- drinks water while driving;
- after the run - rest with the legs raised above the level of the head, applying a special gel.
If running is contraindicated, you can replace it with walking or swimming at a dosage.
When you can't run with varicose veins
Running with varicose veins on the legs is contraindicated, with extra pounds, pronounced signs of varicose or pasty legs, concomitant cardiovascular diseases, severe pain, if not six months have passed since the day of phlebectomy.
Running after pulmonary embolism is particularly dangerous: there is a risk that a thrombus will tear due to vibrations during movement. Whether it is possible to jog with varicose veins is decided by the doctor. Do not forget: what is medicine for some, with a fanatic and reckless attitude, harms others. Run comfortably, seek harmony, have fun.