How long after vein stripping can I exercise?

Also, there are no exact guidelines on exactly when you can resume heavy exercise like running, heavy lifting or cycling after a vein procedure, but most surgeons recommend avoiding heavy exercise for 2 weeks following a vein procedure.

When can I run after a Phlebectomy?

With the exception of EVLT, you will be told to avoid strenuous activity, such as cardio exercise and running, for several days or weeks after your treatment. It is essential that you avoid any and all strenuous activity to avoid causing the varicose and spider veins to come back.

Can I workout after vein ablation?

In fact, after laser surgery for varicose veins, the recovery period is short and exercise can help with both healing and vein function. After treating varicose veins, it is best to stay active, but avoid running, jumping or heavy lifting for a week or two.

What should I do after Phlebectomy?

You may return to light daily activities immediately following your procedure. Depending on the extent of the work, your physician may recommend 2-3 days of eased activity. Both rest and walking are recommended. Strenuous activity such as workouts can usually be resumed 5-7 days following the procedure.

Is walking good after varicose vein surgery?

The good news is, walking is actually recommended after varicose vein surgery. In fact, regular walking is an important part of your healing process. Walking after surgery helps prevent clots from forming in your legs, and it also promotes good circulation in the area.

What can you not do after varicose vein surgery?

Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Do not soak the treated leg for 48 hours after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection. Don’t let the pain and appearance of varicose veins keep you from enjoying life.

Can I lift weights after vein surgery?

While vein surgery is a simple laser procedure that doesn’t require hospitalization or general anesthesia, strenuous activity like high-impact aerobics, heavy weight training and Pilates should be avoided for at least the first week. Most people can resume walking right away and for at least 30 minutes a day.

How long does it take for a Phlebectomy to heal?

As noted above, the ambulatory phlebectomy recovery period can take anywhere from one to three weeks depending on the scope of the procedure. As your legs are healing, you should wear compression stockings.

How long do I have to wear compression stockings after Phlebectomy?

*Phlebectomy describes the technique of pulling out small varicose veins through small incisions in the overlying skin. The standard practice of the Veins Unit is to advise patients to wear class two compression stockings for four weeks post-operatively. Many patients would prefer a shorter period of time in stockings.

How long should I rest after varicose vein surgery?

Keep your legs elevated to promote healing and give your vasculature time to reestablish blood flow. Most people need just two weeks off after vein surgery. If your job requires a lot of sitting or standing (e.g. driving trucks), then you may need 4-6 weeks off to ensure full recovery.

Can you lift weights with varicocele?

Do not do any heavy lifting after your surgery. For at least a week, you should also avoid any physical exertion or standing for any extended period of time. After one week, you can exercise again. Don’t go “all out” with exercise for another two weeks.