Journal of Physical Therapy and Health Promotion
Journal of Physical Therapy and Health Promotion(PTHP)
Frequency: Annually
Calf Strengthening Exercise for Post Partum Women with Varicose Veins
Background: Varicose veins are common among pregnant women. In addition to them not being visible, they can be very discomforting. Objective: This current study’s goal was to explore the impact of calf muscle exercises on varicose veins in postpartum women. Methods: Forty postpartum females, ranging from ages 26 to 36, with varicose veins on the lower limbs participated in this study. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: group (A) performed calf muscle strengthening exercises in addition to using compression stockings; group (B) were considered the control group and used only the compression stocking. All participants received their usual medications as prescribed by their physician. Before and after treatment, venous duplex ultrasound scanning was conducted in order to measure the inner diameter of the great saphenous vein (IDGSV) at the knee and ankle. Results: In comparison to control group (B), there was a significant decrease (p > 0.0001) in the IDGSV at both the ankle and knee in the exercise group (A). Conclusion: Calf muscle exercise is an influential remedying modality for women with postpartum varicose veins.
Keywords:Calf Strengthening Exercise; Varicose Veins; Post Partum
Author: Omar Farouk Helal,Ali Abdel Monsef Monsef Thabet,Ahmed Mohamed Elsodany,Mohamed Mohamed Ibrahim Ali,Anwar Abdelgayed Ebid,Shamekh Mohamed El-Shamy


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