Practise regular sport
For any therapy to succeed sufficient movement is absolutely essential. Suitable is any sport that keeps joints flexible and the leg muscles active.
Heavy lifting and jumping, however, are not allowed. For patients suffering from vein disorder there are special exercises within a so-called vein exercise programme. They should be performed twice a day for at least 10 minutes. Training instructions and accessories such as the vein sling are available from specialist shops.
Incidentally, particularly suitable is also Nordic Walking.
1. Lie on your back. “Cycle” easily and comfortably for about 30 seconds.
2. Step position. Hold tension in the calf of stretched leg for 15 seconds. Then change postition. Repeat 5 times.
3. In sitting position. Raise and lower heels alternately. Repeat 15-20 times.
4. Raise right knee at a right angle. Then raise the heel of the supporting leg. Repeat 15-20 times. Then raise left leg and repeat.
Modern walking. An activity specifically beneficial for the veins. Healthy, intensive walking activates the muscle pump. This stimulates in a natural manner the venous return of the blood to the heart without taxing the organism or the venous system too much. This normal, slightly faster walking pace has the advantage that it is equally suitable for all age groups.
Tip: Try and find your own easy rhythm.
01. Begin at an easy pace.
02. Keep knees slightly bent and always strike the ground first with your heel.
03. Then roll through the step from heel to toe.
04. Push off with your toe in walking direction.
05. Swing arms at an angle.
06. Swing forward the arm opposite your forward foot.
07. Breathe in and out consciously and regularly.
08. Look about four to five metres ahead.
09. Let your shoulders relax.
10. Lift chest.
Walking activates the muscle pump.
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