Are long periods of standing after EVLA safe?

My job (bar manager) requires me to stand for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy objects (but not for sustained periods.) I am 25 and in good shape, leg is healing with no pain after 2 days. Is it safe to return to work on the 4th day?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (9)


Answered by Mid-Atlantic Institute of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

It is safe to return to work after two days. Long periods of standing are safe, with walking in between, and you can pump your foot up and down 20 times every hour like pumping on the gas paddle to increase blood return via calf muscle pump. The blood tends to pool during periods of prolonged standing. Also, you should wear compression stocking for at least two weeks after the procedure.

Published on Jul 05, 2018

Answered by Mid-Atlantic Institute of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (View Profile)

It is safe to return to work after two days. Long periods of standing are safe, with walking in between, and you can pump your foot up and down 20 times every hour like pumping on the gas paddle to increase blood return via calf muscle pump. The blood tends to pool during periods of prolonged standing. Also, you should wear compression stocking for at least two weeks after the procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Advanced Vein Center

While it makes sense to take a few days off work after EVLA, it is not mandatory. Patients can return to work the next day wearing a compression hose. This is especially true with the newer lasers.

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

While it makes sense to take a few days off work after EVLA, it is not mandatory. Patients can return to work the next day wearing a compression hose. This is especially true with the newer lasers.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Heart and Vein Center

You can certainly get back to work, but you must wear your compression stockings.

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

You can certainly get back to work, but you must wear your compression stockings.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Our patients return to work as early as the next day. However, if you work standing for prolonged periods, we usually recommend you take two days to recover and then wear the hose when you go back to work for support. For those whose work requires prolonged standing, we often suggest wearing the hose for about 3 weeks while at work. We feel that lifting about 30 lbs is okay, but use your body mechanics and bend your knees to take the pressure off the abdominal muscles (which you should do anyway). You are 4 days out without problems, so you should be just fine to return to work.

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Our patients return to work as early as the next day. However, if you work standing for prolonged periods, we usually recommend you take two days to recover and then wear the hose when you go back to work for support. For those whose work requires prolonged standing, we often suggest wearing the hose for about 3 weeks while at work. We feel that lifting about 30 lbs is okay, but use your body mechanics and bend your knees to take the pressure off the abdominal muscles (which you should do anyway). You are 4 days out without problems, so you should be just fine to return to work.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Yes, it is safe. I generally tell my patients to wear support stockings for 2 weeks after the procedure, however.

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Yes, it is safe. I generally tell my patients to wear support stockings for 2 weeks after the procedure, however.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by The Vein Treatment Center

You can return to work on the fourth day and listen to your body. You can stand for long periods of time as long as you are comfortable.

Published on May 30, 2012

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Answered by The Vein Treatment Center

You can return to work on the fourth day and listen to your body. You can stand for long periods of time as long as you are comfortable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Returning to work is fine, but if you could take a few minutes to elevate your leg if it begins to swell.

Published on May 15, 2012

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Returning to work is fine, but if you could take a few minutes to elevate your leg if it begins to swell.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

EVLA is a huge advancement in the treatment of varicose vein disease. It is a minimally invasive technique that really does not require any down time after treatment. I actually encourage my patients to walk, move and exercise as much as possible after their procedure because the more you move, the faster you heal. Just keep in mind that depending on what part of the leg was treated, your leg may not feel normal (tight, sore, achy, etc.), but that will all go away as you heal.

Published on May 08, 2012

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

EVLA is a huge advancement in the treatment of varicose vein disease. It is a minimally invasive technique that really does not require any down time after treatment. I actually encourage my patients to walk, move and exercise as much as possible after their procedure because the more you move, the faster you heal. Just keep in mind that depending on what part of the leg was treated, your leg may not feel normal (tight, sore, achy, etc.), but that will all go away as you heal.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

It is safe to return to work four days post a closure procedure. In fact, I encourage my patients to return to work as soon as they feel comfortable, and some return the same day or one day later. Compression would be important for at least two days to keep the swelling and bruising to a minimum.

Published on Apr 23, 2012

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

It is safe to return to work four days post a closure procedure. In fact, I encourage my patients to return to work as soon as they feel comfortable, and some return the same day or one day later. Compression would be important for at least two days to keep the swelling and bruising to a minimum.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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