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What are some varicose vein exercises?

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Leg lifts, calf raises, bicycle legs and side lunges are some leg exercises for individuals with varicose veins that help build strength and stimulate blood flow, according to Carolina Vascular. Walking, biking and other low-impact exercises may also help individuals with varicose veins.

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Performing a leg lift requires lying supine on the ground, lifting one leg off the floor, holding the leg for a count, lowering it back to ground and then repeating with the other leg, instructs Carolina Vascular. Calf raises simply involve raising oneself onto the toes while standing, then lowering back to the ground.

Knee bends with ankle flexon, which require lying on the back, pulling one knee to the chest, and pointing and flexing the foot of the bent knee several times, may also help reduce the appearance of varicose veins, according to the VeinMedic.

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