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Venous insufficiency

  • March 29, 2023
  • Pain

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins in the legs are unable to effectively return blood to the heart. This can lead to a build-up of pressure in the veins and result in swelling, pain, and discomfort in the legs. It can also cause the skin on the legs to become thin and fragile, leading to the development of wounds or ulcers.

There are several factors that can contribute to the development of venous insufficiency, including genetics, obesity, pregnancy, and occupations that involve prolonged standing.


Research shows that prolonged standing at work has its own risk for the cardiovascular and venous systems.

Prolonged standing increases the risk significantly for varicose veins in both men and women.1 and is associated with a 2x increased risk of heart disease.2

If prolonged standing at work isn’t the answer, then evaluate what office chair you are sitting on to alleviate the discomfort and pain. With the right adjustments, you can make your office chair work for you, not against you. Make sure that the chair is adjusted to the correct height and that it provides adequate pelvis support to promote good posture.

So don’t be afraid to make your office chair work for you and take regular breaks throughout the day. This will help keep your blood flowing and prevent stiffness and discomfort. And if you’re suffering from venous insufficiency, it’s even more important to take breaks and move around.

It's important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms of venous insufficiency, as untreated venous insufficiency can lead to more serious complications such as blood clots or skin ulcers. By addressing the condition early on, you can improve your overall health and reduce the risk of developing these complications.


Looking for an office chair to help with venous insufficiency, look no further than Anthros.

Anthros is the only chair in the world that is guaranteed to improve posture, or your money back. The science-backed, patented design, is registered with the FDA as a posture-improving chair and is proven to have the lowest pressure (most comfortable) cushion on the planet (verified by university testing).

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  1. Tüchsen F, Krause N, Hannerz H, Burr H, Kristensen TS. Standing at work and varicose veins. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health. 2000 Oct 1:414-20.
  2. Smith et al. The Relationship Between Occupational Standing and Sitting and Inciden Heart Disease Over a 12-Year Period in Ontario, Canada. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol.187, No 1, August 2017.

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