Moving your legs keeps the muscle pumps working to ensure good blood circulation in your legs.

The lower leg muscle pump system, including the calf muscle pump, is only activated when you use your muscles. Whenever your muscles of the leg and feet are working, for instance while walking or running, the muscle pump system is active – which is why moving is essential for us.

Constant standing or sitting impedes the flow of blood towards the heart. Under certain circumstances, this can lead to venous insufficiency, which is characterized by improperly functioning vein valves that interfere with venous return and cause the blood to pool in the veins. Venous insufficiency can be the starting point of different venous disorders, including common spider or varicose veins, but also more severe venous disorders, such as edema, skin changes, and ulcerations.

Venous disorders are characterized by impaired flow of blood from the veins of the legs back to the heart. The insufficient venous drainage can result from pooling and reflux of blood, obstruction, venous wall scarring, and muscle pump dysfunction, either alone or in combination. Medical compression therapy plays a fundamental role in the treatment concept of venous disorders.

In patients with chronic venous disease, the internal walls of the leg veins are subjected to pathological changes due to hypertension or other reasons and deteriorate. This causes the leg veins to dilate, thereby preventing the valves from closing properly. This, in turn, causes a reflux, which is when the blood leaks downwards and stagnates in the vein, thereby leading to further venous hypertension and more advanced forms of chronic venous disorders. This condition is known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) which may result in edema, skin change and, in some cases, ulcerations.

Sigvaris medical compression therapy is a non-invasive treatment that plays a very important role in supporting and improving conditions related to venous insufficiency. These compression products are specifically designed to relieve symptoms and prevent further formation of varicose veins. Schedule an appointment today to have your veins checked – especially if you are suffering from the pain and appearance of varicose and/or spider veins.

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