WHY DO I SUFFER FROM LEG PAIN?
Heavy legs? Painful legs? Swollen by the end of the day? Increasing with hot weather? Or after a day on your feet?
Blood in the veins in your legs flows back up to the heart. Venous insufficiency is a condition whereby the veins in your legs have difficulty sending blood back up to the heart. This condition affects the valves in your veins whose primary function is to prevent blood from flowing backwards.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
- a feeling of heaviness in the legs, especially at the end of the day, soothed by putting feet up or by walking,
- swelling in the legs, particularly around the ankles and calves,
- tingling or numbness,
- muscle cramps,
- itching, restlessness, etc.
These symptoms are most commonly felt in the calves and tend to increase as the day goes on and during hot weather.
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
When the condition develops, and particularly if it is not treated, you may observe:
WHO IS AFFECTED?
Men, women, anyone can have the sensation of heavy legs. However, some people are more at risk :
ADVICE AND EXERCISES TO RELIEVE LEG PAIN
Here are eight pieces of advice and exercises to help you relieve leg pain [1,2]:
MY SYMPTOMS PERSIST, WHICH TREATMENT TO RELIEVE MY HEAVY LEGS?
Besides lifestyle and nutrition rules, medical treatment can also help relieve heavy legs :
As a supplement to hygiene and diet measures and as a supplement to compression, they favor blood circulation and allow better management of venous insufficiency symptoms such as the sensation of heavy legs.
These two treatments can be used simultaneously to strengthen the venous health.
Ask your pharmacist for advice or consult your doctor who will advise you on the most adapted treatment for your symptoms.
DAFLON – MICRONIZED PURIFIED FLAVONOID FRACTION.
Ask your pharmacist for advice. Read the instructions attentively. If the symptoms persist, consult your doctor.