Yoga for Varicose Veins – Valid Treatment or Myth?

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yoga west florida veinIt’s 2018 and it seems like everywhere you go you will see an advertisement for a yoga class. It has been touted as a wonderful no impact form of exercise that virtually anyone can do at the beginner level. Many people have questioned if it would help those who suffer from varicose veins.

Is Yoga a Cure-All That Will Work on Varicose Veins?

In short, no. Doing yoga won’t heal your varicose veins nor can it prevent them. What it can do which is incredibly helpful is to alleviate the swelling and pain associated with vein conditions. Many with varicose veins do find a great deal of relief through some specific yoga poses.

Let’s Take a Look at the Poses Which Have Been Shown To Help Vein Pain

Legs Up the Wall

This pose stimulates the lymphatic system and helps downgrade swelling. The legs up the wall pose positions you lying with your back flat on the floor walking your feet upwards straight in front of you until they’re at a 90-degree angle and flat on the wall. This position promotes healthy circulation.

Mountain Pose

This pose is designed to help you relieve pressure in your legs, knees, and thighs. It is a standing position. Stand straight, arms at your sides, toes together. Neutral pelvis. Elongated chest and broaden collarbone area. Center your head and stand tall but soft.

Boat Pose

The boat yoga pose involves sitting on the floor with outstretched legs, focusing on the core area of the body. When you have a strong stable core it greatly lessens the pressure on your legs which in turn alleviates swelling and pain.

Doing yoga as a regular part of your exercise routine is a great idea, especially if you live with venous insufficiency. If you find it isn’t enough and you would like to get your veins treated and dealt with on a more permanent basis medically we would be happy to help. Give Dr. Zuzga of The West Florida Vein Center a call today at (727) 712-3233 or visit online to learn more. We have three convenient locations in the Tampa Bay Area.

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