Can I continue running and moderate workouts after sclerotherapy?

Will running short distances, say 2-4 miles three times per week, be of detriment to sclerotherapy procedures? What about medium distance hikes of 5-10 miles that include hills?

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I have no restrictions on exercise following sclerotherapy and, in fact, I encourage you to return to full activities as soon as possible. The things that I recommend post-sclerotherapy are compression for 2 days, no hot tub or hot bath for 2 days, and avoiding sunburn over the treated areas for as least 2 weeks.

Published on Jan 22, 2015

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I have no restrictions on exercise following sclerotherapy and, in fact, I encourage you to return to full activities as soon as possible. The things that I recommend post-sclerotherapy are compression for 2 days, no hot tub or hot bath for 2 days, and avoiding sunburn over the treated areas for as least 2 weeks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Finesse Surgical Solutions

We recommend that you limit vigorous workouts for 3 days after any injections. Light workouts, walking, and routine activities are fine.

Published on Jan 30, 2013

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Answered by Finesse Surgical Solutions

We recommend that you limit vigorous workouts for 3 days after any injections. Light workouts, walking, and routine activities are fine.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Columbia Doctors Interventional Radiology

In general, we have our patients hold off from exercise for a week after sclerotherapy.

Published on Jan 09, 2013

Answered by Columbia Doctors Interventional Radiology (View Profile)

In general, we have our patients hold off from exercise for a week after sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM

My standard recommendation for post-sclerotherapy activity is "no high impact aerobics or heavy weight lifting for 72 hours followed by no restrictions". This regimen requires the use of adequate compression stockings throughout the initial period followed by daily wearing, the length of which is determined by the type of vein treated.

Published on Jun 06, 2012

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Answered by Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM

My standard recommendation for post-sclerotherapy activity is "no high impact aerobics or heavy weight lifting for 72 hours followed by no restrictions". This regimen requires the use of adequate compression stockings throughout the initial period followed by daily wearing, the length of which is determined by the type of vein treated.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Advanced Vein Center

We think the benefits of exercise far outweigh any possible effects on leg
veins. In general exercise is good for people with venous disease. Many
runners and cyclists now wear knee high compression hose. There is some weak
evidence it may aid recovery and performance.

Published on Mar 27, 2012

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

We think the benefits of exercise far outweigh any possible effects on leg
veins. In general exercise is good for people with venous disease. Many
runners and cyclists now wear knee high compression hose. There is some weak
evidence it may aid recovery and performance.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Miller Vein

There are no activity restrictions following sclerotherapy
treatments.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact your doctor.

Published on Mar 23, 2012

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Answered by Miller Vein

There are no activity restrictions following sclerotherapy
treatments.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact your doctor.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Shouldn't be a problem, but ask your MD as well.

Published on Mar 22, 2012

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Shouldn't be a problem, but ask your MD as well.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by California Vein Specialists

Running and moderate workouts are good for your legs and help develop a
strong calf muscle. The calf muscle is the pump for the venous system in
the lower legs . A strong calf muscle lowers the pressure in the leg.
Moderate exercise may slow the development of spider veins and venous
disease. Marathon running may be too much, as marathon running has been
found to increase the incidence of varicose veins. I allow my patients
to run immediately after simple visual sclerotherapy.

Published on Mar 22, 2012

Answered by California Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Running and moderate workouts are good for your legs and help develop a
strong calf muscle. The calf muscle is the pump for the venous system in
the lower legs . A strong calf muscle lowers the pressure in the leg.
Moderate exercise may slow the development of spider veins and venous
disease. Marathon running may be too much, as marathon running has been
found to increase the incidence of varicose veins. I allow my patients
to run immediately after simple visual sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Heart and Vein Center

No exercise can be detrimental for vein disease. You should certainly exercise as much as you want. The more you do the more beneficial for your veins.

Published on Mar 22, 2012

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

No exercise can be detrimental for vein disease. You should certainly exercise as much as you want. The more you do the more beneficial for your veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

No but usually want to give legs a few days after treatment to aid in healing.

Published on Mar 22, 2012

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

No but usually want to give legs a few days after treatment to aid in healing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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