Are compression stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?

I had a microphlebectomy below my knee and radiofrequency ablation above on the same leg on the same day. Now, I have neuropathy in that leg from mid-calf to nearly my groin. It's been one month. Are stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?

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Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Oct 23, 2014

Compression stockings are not contraindicated with a neuropathy as you describe. This appears to be due to saphenous nerve irritation.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Compression stockings are not contraindicated with a neuropathy as you describe. This appears to be due to saphenous nerve irritation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

Published on Apr 17, 2014

No

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Answered by Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

No

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Apr 01, 2014

Not to my knowledge. However, compression stockings may only help a little with your condition, if at all.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Not to my knowledge. However, compression stockings may only help a little with your condition, if at all.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Mar 19, 2014

Stockings are only for swelling and won't help neuropathy.



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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Stockings are only for swelling and won't help neuropathy.



Published on Jul 11, 2012


The neuropathy is most likely due to irritation of the nerve that runs along that vein in the thigh due to the ablation. This happens on occasion and typically improves over the course of the next 6 months, but sometimes as long as a year. Stockings are NOT contraindicated and will not worsen the condition.

Answered by HeartCare Associates Vein Center (View Profile)

The neuropathy is most likely due to irritation of the nerve that runs along that vein in the thigh due to the ablation. This happens on occasion and typically improves over the course of the next 6 months, but sometimes as long as a year. Stockings are NOT contraindicated and will not worsen the condition.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bellagio Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 18, 2014

Stockings are NOT contraindicated just because you have neuropathy.
Stockings should be used more cautiously if there is peripheral arterial
disease or your leg shape prevents safe use. For example, your calf shape
forces knee high stocking to roll and choke below the popliteal vein, or
the diameter ratio from your calf to ankle is too great.

Try taking topamax 25mg for your neuropathy, and undergo regular physical
therapy, massages, and exercise. Combined therapy may help you heal faster,
as neuropathy after radiofrequency can often be reversible.

Alex Kim, MD, RPVI
BELLAGIO CLINIC, Medical Director
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> Question: Are compression stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
> Procedure: Ambulatory Phlebectomy
> Question Detail: I had a microphlebectomy below my knee and radiofrequency
> ablation above on the same leg on the same day. Now, I have neuropathy in
> that leg from mid-calf to nearly my groin. It's been one month. Are
> stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
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Answered by Bellagio Vein Clinic

Stockings are NOT contraindicated just because you have neuropathy.
Stockings should be used more cautiously if there is peripheral arterial
disease or your leg shape prevents safe use. For example, your calf shape
forces knee high stocking to roll and choke below the popliteal vein, or
the diameter ratio from your calf to ankle is too great.

Try taking topamax 25mg for your neuropathy, and undergo regular physical
therapy, massages, and exercise. Combined therapy may help you heal faster,
as neuropathy after radiofrequency can often be reversible.

Alex Kim, MD, RPVI
BELLAGIO CLINIC, Medical Director
On Mar 18, 2014 6:02 PM, "VeinDirectory.org Questions & Answers System" <
[email protected]> wrote:

> PATIENT QUESTION
>
> ID:35531
> Question: Are compression stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
> Procedure: Ambulatory Phlebectomy
> Question Detail: I had a microphlebectomy below my knee and radiofrequency
> ablation above on the same leg on the same day. Now, I have neuropathy in
> that leg from mid-calf to nearly my groin. It's been one month. Are
> stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
>
> ***********************************
> Please answer this question by using the reply button. The original
> content and subject should not be modified, otherwise your answer will not
> be valid.


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Bellagio Clinic
Phone) 480-788-5621
Fax) 480-779-1277
Chandler) 333 N. Dobson Rd. Chandler Az 85224
Phoenix) 2601 N. 3rd St. #203, Phoenix, Az 85004
www.BellagioVeinClinic.com
www.BellagioMedspa.com
www.BellagioClinic.com
www.DrAlexKim.com
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Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stockings are not contraindicated with neuropathy, but beyond 2 weeks they are not needed for the purposes of the vascular procedure. Sorry to hear of your neuropathy. Typically, and hopefully, your symptoms should abate within a few weeks.

Answered by South Palm Cardiovascular Associates (View Profile)

Stockings are not contraindicated with neuropathy, but beyond 2 weeks they are not needed for the purposes of the vascular procedure. Sorry to hear of your neuropathy. Typically, and hopefully, your symptoms should abate within a few weeks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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