Running may cause varicose veins or spider veins, depending on how much running you do, on what type of surface, and your level of natural susceptibility to (risk of) developing varicose veins. If your family members have a tendency to develop varicose veins, you may be more likely to get them yourself. In that case, you could develop more varicose veins, and sooner, than runners who don’t have a family history of leg vein disease.
Varicose veins are caused by pressure on the veins and malfunctioning or weak vein valves, and running can contribute to the problem. This doesn’t mean you should avoid running completely. After all, there are many other factors that contribute to the development of varicose or spider veins, even the clothing you wear in everyday life. Instead, seek advice from your local vein doctor in NJ about how to maintain vein health. The best news: vein treatment is typically quick and nearly pain-free.
You may be able to prevent or delay the development of vein problems. You can do this by:
At the Bellamah Vein Center in Missoula, Montana, we help you maintain your vein health and minimize your chances of developing varicose veins. Complete prevention is often impossible as we age, but our MT vein center can provide personalized prevention tips and offer expert treatment to banish any varicose or spider veins that you have. Call us at (406) 203-1866 today.