Can Yoga Help Prevent or Treat Spider Veins?

Yoga combines both stretching and muscle strengthening that can improve circulation and muscle tone, and which may reduce the risk of developing spider veins or help keep them from becoming more chronic. However, certain poses are better than others for those who have spider veins or for those who are at increased risk for developing them.

The recommended poses are typically ones in which the legs are elevated. These poses can reduce swelling and pressure, in addition to helping blood return from the legs back to the heart. Poses such as Elevated Legs Up the Wall, Boat Pose, and Supported Shoulder Stand are examples of these kinds of poses.

However, some poses may put excessive strain or stress on the legs and should be avoided. In order to best reduce any risks, it is important to consult with your doctor. Additionally, a good yoga instructor can provide guidance on avoiding any poses that may be beyond the level of one’s experience.

Although low impact exercise such as yoga might help with keeping spider veins away, the best treatment for spider veins once they appear is generally at your vein specialist’s office. Yoga may not treat spider veins, but a vein specialist can, with modern laser treatment for spider veins.

Fortunately, there are safe and effective non-surgical spider vein treatments available today, and of these, the very best treatment for spider veins is considered to be sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that can provide relief from tired, aching, cramping, or restless legs, while minimizing the unsightly appearance of spider veins.

During this spider vein treatment, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears.

These sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.

With this therapy there is generally no recovery period, and most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding spider vein treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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