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Do you suffer from tired, achy legs?

If you experience heavy and achy legs at the end of the day, you could be at risk of developing venous disease.

Do your legs feel sore, heavy and ache at the end of the day? Do you find yourself coming home and putting your feet up to try and ease the pain? 

If this sounds familiar it could be an early sign of venous disease.

What causes heavy legs?

Heavy and achy legs can mean that the veins in your legs are allowing the blood to flow backwards and pool, instead of moving up towards your heart. This can be caused by long periods of sitting or standing.

Our advice

If you are experiencing heavy, aching legs, or are worried about your legs you should seek advice from your GP or healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional might discuss how small changes such as leg exercises, increasing protein in you diet, and wearing compression socks may help to alleviate heavy legs.

Treatment options

Activa Class 1 compression socks and stockings can support your legs to feel lighter and less achy by pushing the flow of blood back up towards the heart.

Simple leg exercises for example moving your ankles around in circles can also help to improve circulation and reduce swelling. Find out more here.

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