Bulging veins in my legs. Wearing compression socks, but legs tend to jerk

I am waiting on surgery for my leg veins and started wearing compression socks again after not wearing them for years. I have only been taking them off when I bathe. My legs have started feeling restless and jerky when I lay or sit. When I take the compression socks off they don't jerk. What can I do in the meantime until the surgery?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Don't think they are of any harm. If you can not tolerate them then wait until after surgery to wear. Might be best to discuss this with your physician though.
David A. Engleman M.D.

Published on Mar 10, 2011

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Don't think they are of any harm. If you can not tolerate them then wait until after surgery to wear. Might be best to discuss this with your physician though.
David A. Engleman M.D.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

The stockings are not necessary when laying down. Take them off.

Published on Mar 10, 2011

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

The stockings are not necessary when laying down. Take them off.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Restless legs can be related to venous stasis and varicose veins. I cannot explain why your legs feel worse when you remove the compression stockings since wearing them should improve your symptoms. You should make sure that the stockings fit properly and are not too tight or have too much compression. if this doesn't work then call your vein care specialist.

Published on Mar 10, 2011

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Restless legs can be related to venous stasis and varicose veins. I cannot explain why your legs feel worse when you remove the compression stockings since wearing them should improve your symptoms. You should make sure that the stockings fit properly and are not too tight or have too much compression. if this doesn't work then call your vein care specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Compression hose do not need to be worn 24 hours per day. Try getting them on early in the day and removing in the evening when relaxing. You definitely do no need to wear them at night as your legs are elevated and the blood flow is more normal.

Published on Mar 10, 2011

Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Compression hose do not need to be worn 24 hours per day. Try getting them on early in the day and removing in the evening when relaxing. You definitely do no need to wear them at night as your legs are elevated and the blood flow is more normal.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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