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Into Bodybuilding, Having Surface Sclerotherapy Done?

I've had the following procedures done:Phlebectomy,EVLA ultrasound guided sclero,and now will have surface sclerotherapy done. I'm into bodybuilding,and already after being only 4 days removed from ultrasound guided sclero,I'm beginning to feel depressed from lack of activity. I've been walking 30-60 mins a day in my compression stockings, but am dying to resume working out.I have surface sclero scheduled 2 weeks from now, and am dreading it.When can I resume my typical intense training routine?

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Following EVLT I recommend resuming exercise as soon the patient feels comfortable and has minimum discomfort.  Usually this takes anywhere from 3 to 7 days.  I would not recommend running for 5 days and, if microphlebectomies were done, no squats for 5 days to allow the micro incisions to heal.  Following surface sclerotherapy or ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, exercise can be resumed immediately.

Naples General Surgeon
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Exercise after sclerotherapy


The extent of your procedures will come into play here, so you need to follow the specific guidelines of the physicians taking care of you. I advise people not to work out for 24 hours after sclerotherapy to the legs, but since your version of working out would be deemed more excessive than others, I would think a tiered approach to your exercise regimen would be better advised. Discuss your specifics with your physicians.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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