Leg Fatigue from Standing

by Jeff Thaxton |   Date Released : 10 Apr 2009
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Jeff Thaxton

About the author: Jeff Thaxton

Jeff Thaxton is a Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise. He earned a BS degree in Exercise Science at Eastern Washington University in 2001 and has continuing education certifications in human movement, advanced program design, nutrition for special populations, counseling for health and fitness professionals, overcoming fitness plateaus and others. He is the owner of an in home personal training business called Fit for Life, and he has volunteer experience in physical therapy clinics and cardiopulmonary units.

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Sinitiere, Nick | 22 Jul 2011, 22:40 PM

Nice article. However, I don't see how adding "cushion" or "arch support" is in any way effective as a blanket statement. Don't get me wrong, those things CAN help an individual with that particular issue, but changing gait biomechanics on certain people may worsen the problem, in particular if it's not a biomechanical problem to begin with. All the best....

Heinisch, Marc | 26 Jun 2010, 12:29 PM

Horse Chestnut seed and Butcher's Broom have been a life saver for me. I have worked on my feet for the past ten years and would suffer edema and leg throbbing after a long shift. Both of these herbs, and another, Diosmin, have been shown to limit the permeability of fluids in the legs and help prevent the blood from pool when attempting to return to the heart. Although I feel the exercises and stretching are helpful, especially if you can continue to move your legs on a regular basis, nothing with help with your issues like these herbals or perhaps, compression stockings. Hope this is helpful.

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