Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Varicose Veins?

Standing or sitting for long periods of time, especially if you bend your legs or cross them, may raise your risk of getting varicose veins. But it doesn’t necessarily cause varicose veins or spider veins.

According to medical experts, crossing your legs is only bad if you sit in one place for a very, very long time.

You should really be exercising or at least moving around your office once an hour to increase circulation in your legs and throughout your body.

Other causes of varicose veins typically include:

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Being overweight
  • Hormonal changes
  • Previous leg injuries.

If you have any questions about the causes of varicose veins, about varicose vein surgery in Marion IL; in Mt. Vernon, IL; or in Paducah, KY, or if you want to schedule a vein consultation, please call Southern Illinois Vein Center today at (618) 998-8346 (VEIN).

As Southern Illinois’s most experienced ABVLM-certified specialist, Dr. James Robelen delivers innovative, in-office, minimally invasive solutions. And most varicose vein procedures are covered by your medical insurance.

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