I was diagnosed with PAD, will compression stockings help?

The results of my Ankle Brachial Index are as follows: left side 0.85; right side 0.87. I am doing a lot of walking. Do compression stockings help with PAD?

Answers from doctors (7)


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Oct 26, 2016

No, compression stockings will no aid with PAD.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

No, compression stockings will no aid with PAD.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor St. Louis Vein Center

Published on Oct 19, 2016

No, compression stockings do not treat PAD; they are for venous circulation issues.

Answered by St. Louis Vein Center (View Profile)

No, compression stockings do not treat PAD; they are for venous circulation issues.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Mercy Imaging Centers

Published on Oct 19, 2016

They do not unless you happen to have both PAD and venous insufficiency. Keep up the walking; it's good for your PAD!

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Answered by Mercy Imaging Centers

They do not unless you happen to have both PAD and venous insufficiency. Keep up the walking; it's good for your PAD!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Published on Oct 18, 2016

Compression hose are for venous disease not arterial disease. The best thing for arterial disease is walking, walking and more walking. This builds collateral blood flow.

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Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Compression hose are for venous disease not arterial disease. The best thing for arterial disease is walking, walking and more walking. This builds collateral blood flow.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

Published on Oct 17, 2016

A more accurate index would be toe brachial. I would recommend that you get a more comprehensive study at an accredited vascular lab. Studies have shown that with minimal PAD, compression stockings actually (ironically) help and are not harmful.

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Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

A more accurate index would be toe brachial. I would recommend that you get a more comprehensive study at an accredited vascular lab. Studies have shown that with minimal PAD, compression stockings actually (ironically) help and are not harmful.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Oct 17, 2016

I don't think they help with PAD. Exercise, not smoking, diet and weight control work best.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

I don't think they help with PAD. Exercise, not smoking, diet and weight control work best.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Patients with PAD (peripheral artery disease) will benefit by wearing compression stockings, especially if they have leg swelling.

Answered by Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana (View Profile)

Patients with PAD (peripheral artery disease) will benefit by wearing compression stockings, especially if they have leg swelling.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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