When sclerotherapy of calf and thigh of both legs is needed, is the rest and recover time more than a week?
When Can Normal Exercise Resume After Sclerotherapy?
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Exercise after sclerotherapy.
I do not restrict my patients from walking after the treatment, in fact I encourage it. However, I do ask them to stay away from any rigorous physical activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure.
Exercising After Sclerotherapy
I use Sclerotherapy for spider veins and reticular veins. Spider veins are the small reddish or purplish veins and the reticular veins are the bluish green veins that are under the skin. In my practice, we wrap the legs for 24 hours, then have the patient wear compression stocking for 2 weeks and minimize exertion for the first 24 hours only. After 24 hours you can resume all activity.
Sclerotherapy post-procedure exercise
I usually have my patients walk for 30-45 minutes immediately after their sclerotherapy procedure (to prevent blood clots). They can resume exercise the next day. I recommend that they refrain from abdominal crunches for several days following the procedure, although this may be on the conservative side. In theory, contracting your abdominal muscles (via sit-ups, etc.) makes it harder for the blood to be pushed up your leg back to your heart. Wearing compression stockings and avoiding excess/unnecessary abdominal muscle contraction for several days following the procedure allows the walls of the treated blood vessels to stay in contact with one another (as opposed to having excess blood between/separating them), which allows the body to break down the blood vessels as intended.
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