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Can compression socks help with permanent nerve damage?
Leg Pain Treatment - 2 answers
I fractured my tibia in 2013 and was misdiagnosed by my college trainers. I ran on it for 6 months. I was a D1 college runner so the mileage was higher than an average runner—around 80-95 miles per week. The ... Read more
Will the increased blood flow from varicose vein removal cause fibroids to grow?
I had varicose veins removed 3 months ago through endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy. Suddenly, I began to develop fibroids. Could there be a connection? Read more
Can varicose veins feel worse right before your menstrual cycle?
I have varicose veins. Right before my menstrual cycle, my legs get extremely heavy and tingly, and they throb. Read more
Is it normal to have swelling near the groin after endovenous laser treatment?
Is it normal to have swelling near the groin after endovenous laser treatment? Read more
I have toe pain after wearing my compression socks backward. Should I be worried?
I put on open-toe compression socks last night in the dark not realizing they were on backward. The toe pain woke me up. Should I be worried? Read more
Is it OK to have endovenous laser ablation during your menstrual cycle?
Is it OK to have endovenous laser ablation during your menstrual cycle? Read more
Which treatment is better for spider veins, laser or Veinwave?
I have a few patches of spider veins on both legs. Some are purple and the others are red. What is the difference between laser and Veinwave treatment as it relates to the clearance of spider veins, pain, and t... Read more
What are some complications that can occur after removing a vein towards the front of the knee?
Vein Treatments - 1 answer
The vein I had removed ran the full length of my leg. After removal, my left leg is 4x the normal size. Is this normal? Read more
I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it? Read more
Do pregnancy-related varicose veins go away after the baby is born?
I’m 37 y/o and 32 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy. I have a varicose vein running from the top of my right thigh, down past my knee, and it seems to have leaked over my lower leg. The vein is purple and bulgy at ... Read more
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Can you drive home after endovenous laser treatment?
EVLT - 1 answer
I was wondering whether you can drive yourself home after EVLT. Read more
I developed necrosis after my most recent Asclera treatment for spider veins. Should I go the ER, or can I wait to see my doctor?
Asclera - 2 answers
I've had several spider vein treatments using Asclera foam. After my last treatment January 18, 2019, a small, purple, blood-filled ball appeared over my left shin, at the injection site. Now, I have necrosis ... Read more
I have calcium deposits on my bones. Will there be any risks involved in my vein ligation and stripping surgery because of this?
I have calcium deposits on my bones. Will there be any risks involved in my vein ligation and stripping surgery because of this? Read more
Can severely painful knees, hips, and lower back be related to chronic venous insufficiency?
General - 1 answer
I suffer from severely painful knees, hips, and lower back. Recently my family doctor diagnosed me with chronic venous insufficiency. Can my symptoms be related to CVI? Read more
After DVT detection, when is it recommended to continue rehabilitation for a soleus and gastrocnemius tear?
I had a calf tear (multifibrillar on soleus and external gastrocnemius) and a big hematoma (9 x 6 x 3 cm). One month later, a DVT was detected on the gastrocnemius vein in the same leg. My question is, when can... Read more
Is it normal for compression socks to cause my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back to hurt, tighten up, and be very sore?
I had surgery, so they gave me compression socks. The socks made my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back sore and tight. After 5 days of wearing them, I took them off to wash them. Now that they are back on, ... Read more
3 months after endovenous laser ablation, I have severe pain in my legs that wakes me up at night. Any ideas why?
I'm 3 months post-ablation of my saphenous veins. I'm having severe pain at night that wakes me from my sleep. The pain hurts some on ambulation, but it is mostly when I try to lie down and sleep. I have a hard... Read more
I have a blood clot in my ankle, and now my ankle is double in size and painful. Should I go to the emergency room?
I had foam sclerotherapy 2 days ago. Follow-up ultrasound showed 2 blood clots, one of which is in my ankle. My ankle is now double in size and painful. Do I go to the ER??? Read more
I have cellulitis in my left leg and am currently taking medication to treat it. Is it OK to wear compression socks to help with the edema?
I have cellulitis in my left leg and am currently taking medication to treat it. Is it OK to wear compression socks to help with the edema? I have no other issues with my legs. I have worn compression socks in ... Read more
My bulging veins hurt and look worse after wearing compression stockings that wrinkled around my ankle. What should I do?
I have bulging veins in my left foot and wore compression stockings that wrinkled around my ankle. Now the veins hurt and look worse. What should I do? Read more
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