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How much activity should a person with superficial phlebitis be engaging in? How much should they be resting?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: As tolerated

Oftentimes phlebitis is painful enough that being on your feet is intolerable.
If that is the case, then lie down and put your feet up. A soon as your leg feels good enough to bear weight, you should be as active as your discomfort level will allow you to be.

In brief: As tolerated

Oftentimes phlebitis is painful enough that being on your feet is intolerable.
If that is the case, then lie down and put your feet up. A soon as your leg feels good enough to bear weight, you should be as active as your discomfort level will allow you to be.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Domenic Zambuto
Phlebology
4 doctors agree

In brief: As much as tolerated

If you can tolerate walking and staying active this may help speed resolution of your phlebitis and more importantly prevent extention of the superficial clot into a deep(major) vein.
Very strenuous activity can increase your discomfort and should be limited until you feel better.

In brief: As much as tolerated

If you can tolerate walking and staying active this may help speed resolution of your phlebitis and more importantly prevent extention of the superficial clot into a deep(major) vein.
Very strenuous activity can increase your discomfort and should be limited until you feel better.
Dr. Domenic Zambuto
Dr. Domenic Zambuto
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Last thing you want

Is to sit around.
Move as much as pain allows and keep leg up while sitting.

In brief: Last thing you want

Is to sit around.
Move as much as pain allows and keep leg up while sitting.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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