According to statistics, 26-28% of women and 10-20% of men of working age in the world suffer from varicose veins.
Prevention of varicose veins
Based on the causes of varicose veins, it becomes clear and logical measures of its prevention.
Eliminates pressure on the back of the thigh from the seat, and also creates conditions for free breathing movement of the chest diaphragm in a sitting position.
Effective operation of the chest diaphragm
This main "pump" for venous blood depends on your posture. Correct posture in a standing position and, more importantly, in a sitting position - at the computer, in the car and while resting in a chair.
If you usually slouch, then you need to help you straighten up first. Osteopathy will effectively cope with this task. The osteopathic doctor will find the causes of your stoop, "hidden" in the body and eliminate them. As a result of the course of osteopathic treatment, your back will be much straighter, your shoulders will be straightened, and your body will feel as if a heavy backpack has been removed from your back.
On "ordinary" furniture you have to sit hunched over. And on correctly adjusted, ergonomic furniture that suits you, it is easy and comfortable to sit upright. Ergonomic furniture for working at a computer, sitting and studying at a desk is a prerequisite for good posture and, therefore, effective venous outflow from the lower extremities and pelvic organs. To consolidate the effect of osteopathy, special gymnastics will help - a complex of not difficult, but effective, exercises for "reprogramming" your body. This will require practicing the correct technique with an instructor (the duration of an individual lesson is one hour) and literally fifteen minutes of self-study at home in the evening. Free breathing, incl. the work of the diaphragm is often interfered with by an incorrectly selected bra. Our experience shows that up to 40% of women wear bras that are too tight, causing them to slouch and strain their back, neck and shoulder muscles. Constantly tense muscles increase the load on the spine, contributing to its premature wear, accelerating the growth of intervertebral hernias.
Helps to get used to correct posture and wearing special corsets. In some cases, a lumbar corset is sufficient. Sometimes a chest-lumbar corset is required. Our experts will help you choose the most suitable option for you. A high-quality corset not only does not weaken the muscles, but also helps to properly engage them in work.
If you play sports
With physical activity, the vessels experience increased stress. If you have a hereditary predisposition to varicose veins, then intense physical activity can cause varicose veins, even in adolescence. For prevention: during physical activity it is recommended to wear special jersey. If you are involved in professional sports, it means that your blood vessels are experiencing not only increased, but extremely high load. In this case, a particularly serious attitude to the prevention of varicose veins is required. Especially for this occasion, a series of jerseys for sports has been developed, used by professional athletes both during training and in competitions.
If you work while standing.
It is extremely harmful to work standing all the time, therefore such work belongs to the category of "hard".
- Solution 1 - to be able to spend part of the working time sitting.
- Solution 2 - while working while standing, put one or the other leg on a bench (step) about 20 cm high.
- Solution 3 - use compression hosiery (at least golf) if you don't have varicose veins. And the first class of compression, if you have the initial manifestations of varicose veins.
With flat feet
It is important to give your foot its natural position. Orthopedic insoles are intended for this. If the foot is characterized by a high instep, it is necessary to make individual insoles. Express production will take only 10 minutes, and the insoles that follow the exact shape of the feet are ready. In such insoles it is much easier to walk and keep your posture. The gait will be easier and the venous return will be noticeably improved. 6. Heredity. As they say, parents are not chosen . . . However, if your parents suffer from varicose veins, do not be upset! Heredity is just a predisposition, nothing more. Whether it manifests itself or not depends on the conditions. This means that the prevention of varicose veins is entirely in our hands.
Varicose veins treatment
In some cases, veins have to be removed by surgery, sclerotherapy or laser. However, before "cutting off", it is worth "measuring seven times". To make an informed decision, it is important to know the following.
There are reasons for varicose veins. And if they are not eliminated, after the removal of varicose veins, others may suffer, while they are intact. External veins are an alternate outflow pathway that can save a limb in case of deep thrombosis. If deep veins are thrombosed, and there will be no superficial ones, it can turn out as in the proverb "beauty requires sacrifice". Therefore, if the main superficial veins (large and small saphenous veins) are simply not very beautiful, but quite passable, think carefully about whether it is worth removing them, exposing the lower limb to such a risk. After removal of the veins, regardless of the method, scarring of the subcutaneous tissue occurs in the place where the veins passed. As a result, tissue tightness occurs there, disrupting the general balance of the body and gradually leading to various diseases that "unexpectedly" appear in different parts of the body - not necessarily immediately, but often months or even years after the operation.
If the varicose veins are not very advanced, and the veins are patent, try conservative treatment.
Osteopathy can affect several of the important causes of varicose veins.
Normalize diaphragmatic breathing - "fix" the "pump" that pumps out venous blood. Improve capillary blood supply to the venous wall, which is compacted and deprived of normal nutrition as a result of its prolonged inflammation, as a result of severe stretching, sometimes constant, for many years.
Reveal and eliminate the tension of the fascia that pinch the vein above the lesion site. To do this, an osteopathic doctor requires a particularly high skill, which is expressed in an accurate diagnosis of the area from which the tension of the body tissues emanates.
To restore the balance of the body, thereby reducing the load on the affected limb - in the case when the cause of varicose veins is an imbalance in the body, leading to the transfer of support mainly to one leg.
- Improves the "pumping" function of the foot;
- Normalize the interposition of the tissues of the lower extremities - raise the tissues of the inner side of the thigh relative to the outer;
- Makes gait easier by relieving tension in the legs.
- Strengthens the effect of osteopathic treatment;
- Helps to "turn" the diaphragm into work;
- Helps improve posture;
- Teaches you how to relax your muscles in the evening after daytime workouts.
- Reduces swelling, improves fluid flow;
- Increases the "vitality" of tissues;
- Helps relieve tissue tension;
- Contributes to the overall harmonization of the body.