Hi I had sclerotherapy today and the dr told me not to do any strenuous exercise for the next two weeks! I've been looking on here and most other drs recommend only a day or two rest then back to normal life. I am wondering if I decide to go for a run for say about half an hour either tomorrow or the next day would this cause any problems and if so what? I didn't have many veins injected and am wearing compression stockings.
Running after sclerotherapy?
Doctor Answers 4
Recovery after sclerotherapy
The most prudent option would be to follow the advice of your surgeon. Sclerotherapy does require some period of convalescence.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Running after sclerotherapy - Buffalo Niagara Vein Treatment Center
You can run.
I encourage patients to get back to their routine as soon as possible after sclerotherapy. We encourage them to walk after the treatment so why not exercise? Running causes the calf muscles to contract to increase the venous return and decrease the venous back pressure which is exactly what compression hose does. The only restrictions I place post sclerotherapy are no hot tubs or hot baths for 48 hours to prevent dilation of the small injected vessels and avoiding sun exposure to the treated areas until they heal-about 10 days.
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I recommend that my patients walk regularly for a couple weeks following sclerotherapy to ensure best results, so running should be fine, too. Just be sure to wear your compression stockings as instructed.
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