Posted by: mitchell's plain | 2005/07/25


I have enormous pain from a varicose vein in my right thigh. I am active and I don't sit for long periods, so I'm not sure what caused it. Is there a solution via exercise for varicose veins? Everyone suggests wearing tight stockings, but on the other hand wearing tight clothing,constipation, heat are some of the causes of varicose veins. PLease help.

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Hi Mitchell's Plain,

From the viewpoint of the viewer's response to your question, it would be safe to see a specialist to have the varicose vein confirmed. Many times, varicose veins are inherited. They only become painful when they become inflammed from some sort of damage. I would suggest that you see a specialist because it is highly unusual, if it was a vein, to be this painful.

Good Luck.

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Posted by: Ek | 2005/07/29

Spatare is 'n probleem in my familie. Wat se oefening kan ek doen om te voorkom dat ek eendag die probleem ontwikkel, en welke oefeninge moet ek liefs vermy?

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Posted by: Mitchell's Plain | 2005/07/26

What I thought was varicose veins was in fact the illeotibial band, which runs from the hip to knee on the side, which was extremely painful. Luckily I went to the physiotherapist and she recognised at once the cause of all the pain. The reason I immediately thought it was varicose veins was because my mother has varicose veins.

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