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Will skipping (jump rope) make varicose veins worse?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

However I do see a lot of athletes with vein disease in their calf.
Muscle hypertrophy may have something to do with it and not allowing veins to empty into the deep system.

In brief: Probably not

However I do see a lot of athletes with vein disease in their calf.
Muscle hypertrophy may have something to do with it and not allowing veins to empty into the deep system.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
He is right, athletes can have genetic vein disease. Jumping rope may help symptoms of veins, like preventing ankle swelling, but it won't help stop the progression of vein disease.
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely

Veins bad, exercise better. As long as you can do it comfortably, keep jumping rope.
If you develop pain in your leg with the veins while exercising, then listen to the pain and quit.

In brief: Not likely

Veins bad, exercise better. As long as you can do it comfortably, keep jumping rope.
If you develop pain in your leg with the veins while exercising, then listen to the pain and quit.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prob not

Exercise good.
Lose weight. Elevate legs when possible. Compression hose if needed. Ask your doctor or see vein specialist.

In brief: Prob not

Exercise good.
Lose weight. Elevate legs when possible. Compression hose if needed. Ask your doctor or see vein specialist.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Jumping rope and VV

Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) of the saphenous vein system. Rope jumping causes the calf muscles to contract resulting in an increase in venous return to the heart and a decrease in venous pressure .
However, the jarring effect on the vein valves could potentially damage them. Better still, see a vein specialist and have the vv evaluated for possible treatment.

In brief: Jumping rope and VV

Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) of the saphenous vein system. Rope jumping causes the calf muscles to contract resulting in an increase in venous return to the heart and a decrease in venous pressure .
However, the jarring effect on the vein valves could potentially damage them. Better still, see a vein specialist and have the vv evaluated for possible treatment.
Dr. John Landi
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