Yoga is often promoted as a cure-all for many aches, pains, and other alignments. It’s said to improve the immune system, protect your heart and decrease your stress levels, but is it true that yoga can help with varicose veins?
The short answer is no. Yoga isn’t going to completely make your varicose veins go away, heal more quickly, or even prevent them. Yoga can, however, alleviate swelling and pain that’s caused by varicose veins. Many people who suffer from painful varicose veins (dark purple bulges under the skin caused by faulty valves) find relief through specific yoga poses.
Explore the top yoga poses we have listed below or contact Dr. Gilvydis directly for long-term varicose vein pain relief and treatment.
Yoga Poses for Varicose Veins
Yoga stretches and strengthens the body which can help alleviate swelling and pain caused by varicose veins. Yoga can also help maintain your fitness and flexibility as you get older and help keep swelling and pain at bay.
- Mountain Pose: The mountain pose helps to strengthen your legs, knees and thighs. This pose is designed to help you relieve pressure in these target areas.
- Boat Post: The boat yoga pose involves sitting on the floor with legs outstretched, focusing on the core area of the body. Strengthening the core will take a lot of pressure off the legs which can help alleviate swelling and pain.
- Legs Up the Wall: The legs up the wall pose have you lying flat on the floor while walking your feet upwards until they’re perpendicular to the ground. This outstretched position removes pressure from your legs and promotes blood flow, helping to increase circulation in the legs. This elevation helps the lymphatic system remove any excess swelling because it doesn’t have to fight gravity.
Long-Term Varicose Vein Treatment
While yoga won’t treat your varicose veins, it can help reduce the swelling and pain you’re experiencing. This can often be helpful for people before they seek treatment, as well as after varicose vein treatment. If you’re searching for a treatment plan for your varicose veins, connect with Gilvydis Vein Clinic in Sycamore and Geneva, Illinois. Dr. Gilvydis will help determine the best treatment possible for your veins. Our non-invasive endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy treatments will reduce your pain while targeting the source.
Ready to make an appointment? Schedule your visit online or contact us directly. Dr. Gilvydis will work with you one-on-one to create the right treatment plan for you that gets you the results you want.