Five of the best maternity tights for Varicose Veins and Leg Cramp Prevention
Varicose veins tend to occur in the legs (both the calves and thighs) and, less commonly, in the labia region. In both cases, the affected area can become painful and swollen.
Tights/pantyhose Maternity tights (even sheer ones) can give much support and help prevent aching legs. There is a variety of styles and colors available at maternity clothing stores, including new “shaping” options that help gently smoothes out any extra lumps and bumps.
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Tip for Varicose Veins and Leg Cramp Prevention
If your legs are affected, your caregiver will likely suggest that you elevate your feet whenever you are sitting or lying down. (You can raise the foot of your bed by putting pillows under your mattress.)
He or she might also recommend that you do leg exercises if you have to sit for any prolonged period and that you get in the habit of wearing support stockings (although, to derive any real benefit from them, you have to put them on first thing in the daylight, before you hop out of bed or have your morning shower).
Your caregiver will also likely suggest that you avoid wearing any tight-fitting clothing that restricts your circulation, especially knee-high pantyhose and tight calf-height socks.
You should never knead or vigorously massage your varicose veins. Doing so can damage your veins further and may cause a blood clot. Moreover, if you happen to notice a red, swollen, tender area that appears to have become infected, elevate your leg and contact your caregiver immediately. You may have developed thromophlebitis, a condition that can lead to a blood clot.
Leg Stretches (Leg Cramp Prevention)
- Lie on your back with your knees up and your feet on the floor. Gently tilt your pelvis so that the small of your back touches the floor. Lift and straighten one leg until it is perpendicular to the floor. Kindly point and flex the foot of the extended leg. Repeat
5 to 10 times. Repeat this exercise with the other leg.
- Stand facing and holding onto a wall. Keeping your hips in line with your shoulders, slide one foot back out as far as possible without lifting the heel off the floor. You will need to bend the opposite knee and lean forward. Hold for a few seconds. Repeat with the other leg.
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