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Posted on 10 September 2019
I have grown up all my life with leg heaviness and as a teenager leg pain that was mild. As I have gotten older, my leg pain gets worse.
What do you do for Leg Pain and Leg Heaviness. What causes these issues.
Swelling in your legs from edema compressing on nerves, fatty diseased tissue, the granular nodules in our legs can cause the pain, lack of compression can cause pain. What we need to do is try things to see if they help with your pain.
Here is a list of items that help me:
Manual Lymphatic Drainage(feels so good to my legs). Expensive to go all the time to the therapist though. I use my flexi touch to help with my pain. Ahh the flexitouch feels so good on my legs. I also use the Paxi Sleeves with the flexi touch to help massage deeper. Amazingly it does not hurt me.
Swimming: Feels extra good on my legs. The heaviness goes away. I am able to dance. Usually my legs are so heavy and so uncoordinated I just cant dance. Call me the labored robot with two left feet. Put me in a pool and I am a ballerina, a tumbler, a mermaid. It not only helps my legs it helps my spirits.
Movement with compression or with wrapping. Compression will help with removing the lymphatic waste our of our system. Sitting all day lets the fluid become stagnant in our legs. We need to move but not over do it. It is all about balance. Also movement in the pool is a great way to help your legs.
Sugar causes inflammation. Inflammation causes pain. I use antioxidants and they help tremendously for leg pain.
Butchers broom, Horse chestnut and Selenium plus vitamin C, Grape Seed extract, NAC all help with my pain.
What do you do for your legs? What movements? What compression? What diet?
Please post your pictures of your legs. Post your ideas on how to help your legs.
Last but not least, I have not been able to afford it but many get Liposuction with great success. Its exciting to see people's lives change.
May your legs be healthier, stronger, happier, and pain free or at least manageable today!
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