A 45-year-old member asked:
how fast can i exercise after sclerotherapy?
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Dr. Steven Zimmet answered
43 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
As you would like: I advise patients to wear stockings & to do at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day for a week after sclerotherapy. Common activities are walking, biking & treadmill, at whatever pace they like. I recommend they avoid heavy weight lifting for a one week period. One practical point- it may not be comfortable to do vigorous aerobic activity since they will be wearing stockings.
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
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Comfortably: My generaly advice is: anything you can do comfortably, is ok to do. If it hurts, don't do it.
Answered on Jul 1, 2012
Dr. Mark Nielsen answered
38 years experience Phlebology
Soon!: Recommendations as to when you can resume exercise vary from physician to physician. Generally, however, one can resume exercise immediately after sclerotherapy. It is also important, however, that.
Answered on Feb 26, 2017
Dr. John Landi answered
47 years experience Phlebology
Exercise and Sclero: I do not limit any types of exercise post sclerotherapy. Patients can resume all types of exercise immediately post treatment. I do recommend compression for 48 hours post treatment and no soaking in a hot tub or hot bath for 48 hours post treatment.
Answered on Sep 24, 2015
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian answered
31 years experience Phlebology
Post Sclerotherapy: I recommend that my patients exercise immediately following sclerotherapy to reduce likelihood of deep vein thrombosis, which is rare. Others recommend no exercise, presumably to reduce venodilation, which could theoretically recanalize the veins (?). There is no hard data to support one recommendtion over the other.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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