Strains have gained widespread popularity in our age today, especially among athletes. Not only are they common, but they can also be quite excruciating. Strains in the legs occur when a muscle or tendon is stretched beyond its limit or torn. The tendon connects the muscles to the bone.

Varicose vein occurs when there is extreme pressure on the veins in the legs. The veins in the legs are responsible for carrying blood from the legs back to the heart. Pressures to the legs come from various activities such as running, standing and even some sporting activities. Hence, unlike other the veins in the other parts of the body, they undergo a lot more strain.

With the passage of time, the accumulation of all the pressure leads to an adverse effect on the valves that help keep the veins functional. More so, with the valves affected, the vein is no longer able to carry blood back to the heart and so, therefore, the blood pools in the vein and when this continues for an extended period, the vein, therefore, starts to twist and bulge.

However, in an attempt to eliminate strains on the legs and its vein which can lead to a varicose veins, here are few guidelines that might prove to be helpful;

• Try not to assume a sitting or standing position for too long: if you are stuck in a situation where you have to stand for an extended period, try to do this by alternating the feet for a change in position. Since assuming a standing posture for long increases the pressure on the legs, try to take frequent breaks to move if you can or just alternate one foot in front of the other.

• Before you participate in any sporting event, allow for warm up. Wear shoes that are customized for athletics, avoid running on uneven surfaces. Do not increase the intensity or duration of your exercise suddenly. The intensity increases should be gradual and not too sudden, push yourself too hard or too soon and you might suffer a strain.

• Exercises such as walking can go a long way in pushing blood out of the veins. However, shoes that are used during such exercise must fit properly.

• Walk a lot. This may seem simple but is quite useful. During a walk, the muscles in the legs are getting stretched. A stretched muscle minimizes the risk of injury and ensures that blood is effectively circulated in the body.

• Adopt a full-body routine exercise. Here, consistency is the key. Weaker muscles in the legs are more prone to strains than the stronger ones. A regular exercise will ensure that the weaker and stronger muscles are strengthened alike. This also helps reduce obesity which is also a significant cause of pressure on the legs.

● Avoid straining the veins in your legs by reducing the pressure exerted on them. Take cues from the points above and keep your legs fit.

When one has a substantial muscle damage (or if the home care methods bring no comfort in 24 hours), call a physician. If someone listens to a "popping" sound with the damage, cannot walk, or there is certainly substantial inflammation, pain, fever, or open cuts, he or she needs to be examined in a hospital's emergency department.

Author's Bio: 

Md Rasel is a professional blogger.