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My compression stockings were way too tight around my calf. Now I have throbbing pain and numbness. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst?
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I'm an RN. Two nights ago my compression stockings (Dr. Schools knee-high) were way too tight around the calf. I have throbbing calf pain when I get up to walk, when I stand, and when I elevate my leg. I'm limp... Read more
Is it safe to wear knee-high compression stockings 15-20mmHg during a long flight if you travel 1st class with a total reclining bed?
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I have lymphedema that is mild to moderate in one foot and wear knee-high compression during flights. Read more
Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer?
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Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer? Read more
I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night?
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I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night? Read more
How do I keep my heel from hurting with compression?
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I am 10 years old. I have an ankle sprain and ligament tear. I wear airlock in the morning and ankle compression in the night. My heel starts paining. What to do? Read more
How exactly do compression stockings work? When and how often should they be worn?
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I had an operation to remove a growth. I'd like to learn more about compression stockings and how they help to circulate blood. Also, I would like to know when they should be worn? Must I sleep wearing them? Read more
What should I do if my compression stockings cause pain upon application and don't help my symptoms?
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I am a female truck driver who just had surgery on her meniscus. I have lots of swelling in feet and legs. My doctor prescribed compression hose to see if they will help. The thing is it hurts so bad to roll th... Read more
When is intervention offered for symptomatic legs? At what point physically would I know I have reflux?
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I was wearing 20-30mmHg knee-high compression for 6 mos but my symptoms were getting worse. I experience swelling, tingling, cramping, and difficulty standing or sitting for periods of time. I’m now wearing 2... Read more
What kind of compression garment should be worn after hip surgery?
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My sister-in-law is having hip replacement surgery on her left hip in Mexico and was told that she needed to purchase compression stockings, that they didn't have her size available. What kind should she purcha... Read more
How are compression stockings supposed to feel on and when should they be taken off?
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I just recently started wearing 20-30mmHg compression stockings. The last 2 times when I took them off, my legs hurt more and the bulges returned. How do I know they fit correctly and whether they are helping m... Read more
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What effect will compression garments have on bulging arm & hand veins during exercise? What effect on strength/fitness if they are closed?
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Weightlifting has caused my hand/arm veins to become very prominent. What will the effect be if I wear hand/arm compression garments during the times when I get vasodilation? Will the veins be prevented from ge... Read more
Is there a brand of compression stockings that won't leave indentations where my ankle meets my foot?
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I had bilateral clubfoot surgically corrected. Now, I have venous insufficiency with dependent ankle/leg edema after long periods standing or sitting. I have 5 pairs of compression stockings of varying degrees ... Read more
Are thigh-high compression socks supposed to leave indents where the silicone band is?
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It’s my first day wearing thigh-high compression socks, so I know there is an adjustment period. However, I have skin indents from the band that aren't really red and itchy. Are these indents normal? Are the ... Read more
I have a blood clot. Doc said I should wear compression socks for the rest of my life, but didn't say if it should be both day & night. What to do?
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I have a blood clot. The doc said I should wear compression socks for the rest of my life, but didn't say if it should be both day and night. What should I do? The doctor said I would be on blood thinners for 3... Read more
Will 15-20mmhg compression socks be painful if I wear them while during my sit-down job? Also, what am I supposed to feel while I wear them?
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I have had a lot of mild swelling in my legs and ankles recently. I have sciatica issues, herniated disc (L5), no ACL, crooked leg and other health issues. Will 15-20mmhg compression socks be painful if I wear ... Read more
Should I go back to wearing knee-high compression stockings?
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Three years ago my doctor recommended I wear knee-high compression stockings to aid circulation and reduce swelling in my ankles/lower legs. She would run a Doppler test every 12 months. Now a new doctor who ra... Read more
Are my knee-high compression stockings contributing to my knee stiffness and swelling?
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I had both my greater and lesser saphenous veins treated with laser when I was in my 40's. Also, I had phlebectomy in both legs. I have some deep vein reflux in my right leg. My results were excellent and have ... Read more
Is it okay for a CAD patient to wear a 15-20mmHg compression stocking? Is there any contraindication?
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My father was diagnosed with coronary artery disease and had a balloon stent procedure. Since the procedure he keeps having a swollen foot and shortness of breath. His cardiologist suggested he wear a compressi... Read more
Can compression stocking be worn for more than 18 hours?
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I am flying transatlantic and the flight is delayed. Is it OK to wear compression stockings for more than 18 hours? Read more
Can my husband wear his compression stockings while his leg is swollen?
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My husband had a blood clot in his right leg about a year ago and went to the hospital. He was eventually perscribed Xarelto and compression stockings. In the last couple of days his left leg has been swelling,... Read more
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