How long should I wait after the procedure before I start lifting weights and running?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 8 answers . 3 years ago

I had the procedure done on one leg 2 weeks ago and the other leg 1 week ago. I usually go to the gym 3 times a week but I haven't gone since I had the 1st procedure done. When is it safe to begin heavy exercising again?

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3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD

3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD


3 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe

Pl discuss this with your doctor thanks

3 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe (View Profile)

Pl discuss this with your doctor thanks


3 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

This varies. Talk with the physician who performed the procedure.
David A. Engleman M.D.

3 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

This varies. Talk with the physician who performed the procedure.
David A. Engleman M.D.


3 years ago by Laser Vein Center

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.

3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

I usually tell patients to wait a week. But as always listen to your body, and take it easy if there is discomfort.


3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Nice question. We advise approx 10 days from the last procedure. Athletes are very in tune with their bodies. Work gradually into a full work out over 3 weeks avoiding strong abdominals early on. Let your body guide you. Good luck.
Norman Bein MD FACS

3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Nice question. We advise approx 10 days from the last procedure. Athletes are very in tune with their bodies. Work gradually into a full work out over 3 weeks avoiding strong abdominals early on. Let your body guide you. Good luck.
Norman Bein MD FACS


3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

This will vary depending on your treating physician. Call your physician to find out.

3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

This will vary depending on your treating physician. Call your physician to find out.


3 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

You could start running now provided you wear compression stockings. Weight lifting would be better to wait at least another week.
Dr Farhy

3 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

You could start running now provided you wear compression stockings. Weight lifting would be better to wait at least another week.
Dr Farhy


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I usually recommend 5 to 7 days. The bottom line as far as I am concerned is to begin exercise as soon as comfortable.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I usually recommend 5 to 7 days. The bottom line as far as I am concerned is to begin exercise as soon as comfortable.


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