Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Physiotherapy. A physiotherapist massaging the leg of a woman suffering from varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged or tortuous veins resulting from defective vein valves. They may cause pain, swelling and ulceration if not treated. Physiotherapy is the treatment of disorders or injuries using physical methods, such as exercise, massage or electric currents, to restore muscle strength, reduce pain and inflammation, to increase bone mobility and reduce joint stiffness.
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