Shop-window legs while walking; these are the symptoms and that's how you get rid of them!
If you suffer from display legs, you can experience unpleasant things while walking. These are the symptoms of the annoying condition ...
That way you know if your legs are bothering you
Do you increasingly have problems with your leg, foot or buttocks while walking? Then it may just be that you suffer from display legs. Not surprising at all, because in the Netherlands no less than 20 percent of people over 50 suffer from this condition.
The solution may not be exactly what you expected.
If you suffer from display legs, it means that the arteries in your leg are narrowed or calcified. This is part of the natural aging process, but this process can be accelerated by an unhealthy lifestyle. For example, people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smokers have an increased risk of vascular disease. Calcified veins not only give the chance of display legs; it also increases the risk of a stroke and a heart attack. If you suffer from clogging veins, you will notice that while walking.
You then experience a stabbing and cramping pain or a very heavy feeling in your legs. You can also experience strange feelings in your foot, calf, thigh or buttock. Usually the symptoms suddenly disappear when you stand still. If you then continue walking, the complaints will return. The symptoms get worse in cold weather. If you suspect that you are suffering from this condition, you can have it examined by your doctor. To reduce the symptoms, it is important to keep the blood flow going. It may seem to go against your mind, but it is important to keep moving. Just keep walking a lot and adjust your lifestyle.
Do you not know how to keep walking when you are in a lot of pain and find it difficult to persevere at such a moment? Then it can help to keep the following schedule in mind.
- Walk until the symptoms arise. Then walk another ten steps. It doesn't feel pleasant, but according to doctors, it doesn't hurt.
- Then rest until the symptoms disappear and repeat the exercise again for about fifteen minutes to a half hour.
- Do this exercise at least three times a day, three days a week. Every day is even better!