Deep Vein Thrombosis

Always sit for too long? Sometime feels pain and swollen over your leg after prolonged static position?
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is when one or more blood clots form in a deep vein of the body. The most common site for DVT is in the lower limbs. DVT can be a serious and life treathening situation. Many times DVT happens when someone is very inactive from either a surgery, a long trip, prolonged sitting in a office worker. The signs of DVT swelling, redness, warmth and tenderness to touch. So here are some simple exercises you can do to prevent DVT. Prevention is better than cure, so share to your loved ones so that they can start preventing it.

Exercises to Prevent DVT


1. Ankle Pump

  • Hold your foot slightly off the ground and pump your foot up and down, pointing and flexing the foot.
  • Repeat 10-15 times.


2. Heel Raise and Toe Raise

  • Both feet flat on the ground, bring your heels up, and then come down and bring your toes up.
  • Repeat 10-15 times.


3. Knee Extension

  • Straighten your knee and point your toes toward the ceiling and then come back down.
  • Repeat 10-15 times


4. Hip Flexion

  • Take your knee and bring it up towards the ceiling, and then come back down
  • Repeat 10-15 times


5. Calf Massage

  • Cross your leg over the other, and massage the calf muscle

Prepared by:

Toh Poh Lee

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