A 73-year-old male asked:
diagnosed with venous insufficiency. what kind of doctor could advise on types of excersize to do or avoid? using compression stockings and nsaids.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Linda Tao answered
34 years experience Cardiology
Venous insufficiency: Generally speaking a vascular surgeon as well as a rehabilitation doctor can help with this. The exercises for most people include movements that activate the calf muscles (e.g. Slow ankle pumps) to improve the venous return to the heart. Increasing the amount of time with the legs elevated as close to or above the level of your heart will also help passive drainage.
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
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