How long should I wait after the procedure before I start lifting weights and running?

I had the procedure done on one leg 2 weeks ago and the other leg 1 week ago. I usually go to the gym 3 times a week but I haven't gone since I had the 1st procedure done. When is it safe to begin heavy exercising again?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (8)


Answered by Laser Vein Center

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.

Published on Mar 02, 2011

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD

Published on Feb 22, 2011

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I usually recommend 5 to 7 days. The bottom line as far as I am concerned is to begin exercise as soon as comfortable.

Published on Feb 22, 2011

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I usually recommend 5 to 7 days. The bottom line as far as I am concerned is to begin exercise as soon as comfortable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Heart and Vein Center

You could start running now provided you wear compression stockings. Weight lifting would be better to wait at least another week.
Dr Farhy

Published on Feb 22, 2011

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

You could start running now provided you wear compression stockings. Weight lifting would be better to wait at least another week.
Dr Farhy

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Nice question. We advise approx 10 days from the last procedure. Athletes are very in tune with their bodies. Work gradually into a full work out over 3 weeks avoiding strong abdominals early on. Let your body guide you. Good luck.
Norman Bein MD FACS

Published on Feb 22, 2011

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Nice question. We advise approx 10 days from the last procedure. Athletes are very in tune with their bodies. Work gradually into a full work out over 3 weeks avoiding strong abdominals early on. Let your body guide you. Good luck.
Norman Bein MD FACS

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

This varies. Talk with the physician who performed the procedure.
David A. Engleman M.D.

Published on Feb 22, 2011

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

This varies. Talk with the physician who performed the procedure.
David A. Engleman M.D.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

This will vary depending on your treating physician. Call your physician to find out.

Published on Feb 22, 2011

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

This will vary depending on your treating physician. Call your physician to find out.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe

Pl discuss this with your doctor thanks

Published on Feb 22, 2011

Answered by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe (View Profile)

Pl discuss this with your doctor thanks

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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