Is soreness and tenderness in the treatment normal after light jogging?

I have been doing household chores and walking since the EVLT and microphlebectomy procedures. Recently I resumed light jogging (9 weeks post-EVLT and 7 weeks microphlebectomy). I feel soreness and tenderness over the treatment area one day after light jogging on a treadmill. Is this soreness normal? When will it resolve? Should I go see my doctor to get it checked out? Thank you!

Answers from doctors (9)


Milford Vascular Institute

Published on Jan 07, 2016

Yes, this is normal. As the veins heal, they can become inflamed and exercise can aggravate the area. With time, this should resolve and can take up to several months to heal. At six months, most patients are symptom-free.

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Answered by Milford Vascular Institute

Yes, this is normal. As the veins heal, they can become inflamed and exercise can aggravate the area. With time, this should resolve and can take up to several months to heal. At six months, most patients are symptom-free.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Dec 30, 2015

There could be slight soreness in the treatment area at 9 weeks but should be getting better every week. If not, then have it rechecked.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

There could be slight soreness in the treatment area at 9 weeks but should be getting better every week. If not, then have it rechecked.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Dec 16, 2015

This soreness is normal post-EVLT and microphlebectomies. The healing process can vary and takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. Ibuprofen and wet heat to the sore areas may help.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

This soreness is normal post-EVLT and microphlebectomies. The healing process can vary and takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. Ibuprofen and wet heat to the sore areas may help.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Dec 15, 2015

Being that you are around 9 weeks out from your EVLT and 7 weeks for your phlebotomy, you really should have little to no pain at all. The pain is probably due to the fact that you only had a small part of the vein disease in your legs addressed. These residual refluxing veins all tend to feed into the veins that were treated. The result can be the development of feeders or trapped blood that in turn can result in the discomfort that you are experiencing. You should go back and see your treatment doc. If they can not fix it, then you need to find a real vein doc who can. The discomfort you are experiencing normally occurs during the first 3-4 weeks of treatment. This is when we normally clean these issues up and make our patients' legs feel remarkably better.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

Being that you are around 9 weeks out from your EVLT and 7 weeks for your phlebotomy, you really should have little to no pain at all. The pain is probably due to the fact that you only had a small part of the vein disease in your legs addressed. These residual refluxing veins all tend to feed into the veins that were treated. The result can be the development of feeders or trapped blood that in turn can result in the discomfort that you are experiencing. You should go back and see your treatment doc. If they can not fix it, then you need to find a real vein doc who can. The discomfort you are experiencing normally occurs during the first 3-4 weeks of treatment. This is when we normally clean these issues up and make our patients' legs feel remarkably better.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Published on Dec 15, 2015

This should resolve. We tell patients to wear compression hose and stay active following the procedure. The more active you are and the more you wear the compression hose, the better the legs will feel and the more it should help. The mild tenderness might just be because you are not used to using the muscles for the past 2 months +/-. I would continue to exercise and if it bothers you talk to your physician but give it a few days.

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Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

This should resolve. We tell patients to wear compression hose and stay active following the procedure. The more active you are and the more you wear the compression hose, the better the legs will feel and the more it should help. The mild tenderness might just be because you are not used to using the muscles for the past 2 months +/-. I would continue to exercise and if it bothers you talk to your physician but give it a few days.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Dec 15, 2015

It may take up to 3 months for the soreness to disappear.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

It may take up to 3 months for the soreness to disappear.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


A bit of soreness at the treatment site is not uncommon. Unless it is persistent and doesn't go away, you don't need to worry about it. You can take some OTC anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, if the soreness interferes in your exercise and just see how it goes over the next few days before revisiting your physician.

Answered by Premier Vein and Vascular Center (View Profile)

A bit of soreness at the treatment site is not uncommon. Unless it is persistent and doesn't go away, you don't need to worry about it. You can take some OTC anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, if the soreness interferes in your exercise and just see how it goes over the next few days before revisiting your physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Dec 15, 2015

We encourage our runners to work back gradually by walking increasing amounts then light jogging. Remember: You will have lost a little muscle tone in this time, so let your body be your guide and back off a little.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

We encourage our runners to work back gradually by walking increasing amounts then light jogging. Remember: You will have lost a little muscle tone in this time, so let your body be your guide and back off a little.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


West Coast Medicine and Cardiology

Published on Dec 15, 2015

It can be several weeks before you are improved. Sometimes, it depends on what vessel/s were ablated. You should consult your physician.
Perhaps, you need another ultrasound assessment.

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Answered by West Coast Medicine and Cardiology

It can be several weeks before you are improved. Sometimes, it depends on what vessel/s were ablated. You should consult your physician.
Perhaps, you need another ultrasound assessment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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