When Can Normal Exercise Resume After Sclerotherapy?

When sclerotherapy of calf and thigh of both legs is needed, is the rest and recover time more than a week?

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Exercise after sclerotherapy.

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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.

Manhattan General Surgeon
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Exercising After Sclerotherapy

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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.  

Timothy Jochen, MD
Palm Springs Dermatologic Surgeon
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Activity after sclerotherapy

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In general, I want my patients to walk after their sclerotherapy treatment and not lie down and not remain immobile. Strenuous activity is not recommended for 72 hours and the use of compression garments is helpful for efficacy and minimizing minor complications following injection of sclerotherapy. Always check with your dermatologist on their treatment and post-treatment recommendations

Shawn Allen, MD
Boulder Dermatologist

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Exercise is great after sclerotherapy

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I tell my patients that they can resume all normal activity, including exercise, the day after the sclerotherapy procedure.  I always recommend wearing compression stockings for two weeks after the procedure.  I use a combination approach to treat these veins.  I inject Asclera into all of the veins at four week intervals.  Generally it will take several sessions depending on the extent of the veins being treated.  If there are small tributaries left, I recommend that these small veins be treated with the V-Beam for the optimal cosmetic result.  It is always important to find a board certified dermatologist with years of cosmetic experience for this delicate procedure.  

Sclerotherapy post-procedure exercise

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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.

Monika Kiripolsky, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Normal exercise after sclerotherapy

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After sclerotherapy, I instruct all my patients that most normal activities can be resumed immediately. However, I do recommend refraining from vigorous activities for the first 24 hours. You should ask your injecting physician for their policy after sclerotherapy.


Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Excercise after sclero

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I usually tell my patients to refrain from any heavy lifting or  strenuous exercise for one week. It is also important to wear compression stockings during this time to minimize the occurrence of any complications.

Resuming Most Normal Activities after Schlerotherapy

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For 2- 3 days following the treatment, we recommend avoid heavy exercise, sunbathing, long plane flights and hot baths and saunas.

Ronald Moser, MD
San Juan Capistrano Physician

Exercise After Sclerotherapy

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I tell my patients to wait 24 hours before any strenuous exercise.  I encourage normal walking immediately after a sclerotherapy treatment.  I am actually more concerned about sun exposure if my patient has any bruising or inflammation.  These areas can tan darker and this darker coloration can last a long time.

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John W. Chang, MD
Coral Gables General Surgeon

Easy Recovery after Schlerotherapy

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The best part of doing Sclerotherapy is the quick recovery and limited restrictions!   Patients are advised to walk and resume light to  normal exercises within 24 hours.  After treatments, tape or  compression stockings can provide comfort  and minimize bruising.

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