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Why Swimming is the Best Exercise for Legs if You Suffer from Spider Veins

Spider veins are the small blood vessels close to the skin’s surface which have become dilated, and appear as blue, purple or red blood vessels. Swimming can not only improve the appearance of spider veins, but may actually help to prevent them. This aerobic exercise builds leg strength and enhances blood flow. Strong leg muscles create more intense muscle contractions, which keep up the circulation of blood and reduce blood pooling.

The increased buoyancy and reduced gravity that water provides decreases pressure on spider veins, thereby enhancing circulation. Additionally, exercising in water can be easier on joints, improves flexibility, and is cooler during warm weather too. Although swimming may improve or prevent spider veins, it typically won’t eliminate them. However, modern spider vein treatment can.

What can be done to treat spider veins?

The best treatment for spider veins includes a procedure called sclerotherapy. This is often used to treat spider veins near the skin’s surface, known as superficial veins. The procedure takes only about 20 minutes to complete, minimizes their unsightly appearance, and can provide relief from symptoms with no recovery time needed.

Laser treatment for spider veins is also available for larger veins. This FDA approved treatment known as endovenous laser thermal ablation requires little to no recovery time, is minimally invasive, and takes as little as 10 minutes to do.

When it’s time to seek treatment, our expert vein specialists effectively treat spider veins, and other symptoms of venous disease using the latest sclerotherapy and endovenous ablation techniques.

There’s minimal discomfort, and treatment is virtually painless. With these modern therapies, 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.

Treat your spider veins at Goldman Vein Institute

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, Wellington, and West Palm Beach 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.

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

Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236, or visit us at

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