How to Protect Yourself from Leg Pain at Work

For many people, a large portion of the day is spent at work, and over a lifetime, your job can make a huge impact on your quality of life. If you have a job where you spend most of your time either standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time, your muscles are not helping to move the blood flow from your legs back up to your heart.

About one out of four adults in the U.S. are affected by varicose veins. Most commonly the symptoms include leg pain, achiness, heaviness, throbbing, cramping, and swelling of the legs, in addition to dryness and itchiness of the skin near the varicose veins. Those who suffer from varicose veins may also be at risk for varicose veins bleeding, the formation of leg ulcers and other serious complications.

Although varicose veins and smaller spider veins may not be preventable, it is possible to stop the ones that already exist from getting worse and to delay the formation of new ones. Lifestyle can play a big role, as certain changes can also help ease leg pain and other symptoms. These six small changes can provide big payoffs.

  1. Change sitting or standing positions regularly and take frequent breaks.
  2. Refrain from crossing your legs when sitting.
  3. Avoid high heels and wearing tight clothing, which can make varicose veins worse.
  4. Try to elevate your legs above your heart for 15 minutes, 3-4 times per day.
  5. Pack healthy lunches and snacks to control body weight, and attempt to add fiber into your diet while reducing salt intake.
  6. Wear sunscreen and reapply frequently, especially if you work outside.
  7. Make time for exercise before or after work, which is always great for circulation, improving blood flow, and easing pressure on the veins.

However, when symptoms are painful and lifestyle changes have not provided sufficient relief from leg pain and other symptoms, laser surgery for varicose veins can help.

Our expert varicose vein specialists are effectively treating varicose veins using the latest endovenous ablation and sclerotherapy techniques. With these modern therapies, there’s minimal discomfort, and treatment is virtually painless.

Most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment, and 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 to help you relieve your leg pain and other symptoms, 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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