View Full Version : Is Rebounding Safe w/ Varicose Veins
08-24-2006, 01:44 AM
I have heard that those with varicose veins should not jog(?), so I bought a rebounder for lower impact. I have been trying this for a week or so and my ankles have been hurting all day and night. I don't know if it's general muscle soreness that will go away (as I have been a bit too sedentary) or if it is exacerbating varicose vein pain. Any advice?
08-24-2006, 02:51 AM
This type of exercise is really easy to overdo. I had to take my daughter's away from her for a while because she was using it too much and got her hip out of alignment. Oddly she never complained of hip pain. It started with back pain, then pain in one knee, then the other.
When starting out you should only do a minute or two a day then gradually work up to 10 minutes. I don't think this would exacerbate varicose veins, but I'm no expert. I have vein problems but mine are mainly the deep veins. The ones you can't see.
08-24-2006, 03:19 AM
When starting out you should only do a minute or two a day then gradually work up to 10 minutes.
uh-oh! I started out doing 20 minutes per day. it felt so great. I wanted to go on longer, but my ankles are so stiff and sore afterward, even 24 hours later, so I haven't done more than 20 min at a time. I really need the excercise though. hmmm...
08-24-2006, 04:59 AM
I'd venture to guess that's why you have the pain then. If I were you, I'd lay off of that for a few days until the pain goes away and try something else like weights. Then start back up slowly.
08-24-2006, 04:09 PM
ok, thanks juliebove.
I think rebounding is low impact and should be okay, after some rest.
btw, this is what I had read:
Any program of regular exercise stimulates circulation, improves muscle tone, and helps prevent varicosities. However, high-impact aerobics, jogging, strenuous cycling, or any intense activity may increase blood pressure in the legs and accentuate varicose veins.http://www.holisticonline.com/Remedies/varicose.htm#Exercise
08-24-2006, 05:48 PM
Are you wearing tennies or barefoot? I started barefoot. Could hardly walk the next day and have no problems with varicose veins. Doing it with shoes is much easier on my ankles.
Seems you overdid. Soak ankles in some warm epsom salts. They'll feel better ~ then start again ~ slower. Don't jump high. For starts you might even keep your feet on the thingy and just bounce.
I have been rebounding for a little while now and have many family members and friends who started after me. What you describe has happened to me and a to few of my friends/family, and I have a suggestion on what might help.
The first week, just do "baby bounces" on it for only 3-5 minutes per day. A baby bounce is a soft bounce where you get no air. Your body will adjust after this and it will be much easier to go a little harder and longer the following week. If your muscels or shins hurt, stop doing it for a few days and your body will heal itself and be stronger in those areas. Like I said, this did happen to me when I started and now I can go really heavy and strong on it, and feel great!
Also, hopefully you didn't buy one of the "cheap" rebounders as they are not as soft and smooth as the better build ones.
Hope this helps....
08-24-2006, 10:21 PM
hi Revvell, yes, I'm wearing tennis shoes. you're right, maybe I just overdid it.
I'll have to try the epsom salt soak.
Biff, glad to hear your aches and pains went away... I'll have to start out with less duration and go easy at first. um, I didn't buy an expensive model, just one from the local sporting goods store. hope it'll suffice for now!
08-25-2006, 09:08 PM
That really reminds me to dig my rebounder out, as I have really sluggish lymph. Start off slowly, and listen to your body is my best advice.
09-13-2011, 01:50 PM
There is now a days lots of ways to remove the varicose vein according to the current technology. we can remove it via plastic surgery or laser surgery.
10-19-2011, 07:19 AM
I've been wondering if bouncing on a balance ball would benefit the lymph? When you sit on the ball and bounce isn't it simular to bouncing on a rebounder?
10-20-2011, 06:38 AM
So rebounders are not of any help in losing weight?
i was thinking to buy one though.
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