Venous congestion (heavy legs, painful legs, colds hands and feet)

Venous congestion (heavy legs, painful legs, colds hands and feet)
  • Apply pressure, working from the feet upwards towards the thighs
    Apply pressure, working from the feet upwards towards the thighs

The physio's advice

There is nothing more effective than a massage to relieve heaviness and restore the pleasant sensation of light legs. Generally, this symptom is experienced in the evening, especially if the legs are very hot after you have been walking around on them all day. This works well.  You also have time to have a slightly longer massage or give yourself a massage.

Lie on your back. Take hold of your leg and apply pressure, working from the foot upwards towards the thighs. Dancers can manage this quite easily but someone who is slightly stiff may experience problems.  Ask someone to help you. After the massage, remain lying down for 10 minutes with your legs elevated. If you also have cold hands and feet, pay particular attention to these body extremities and massage them in the same way.

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