Will compression socks help stop leg cramps?

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Answered by Laser Vein Center

Medical grade compression stockings often help with leg cramps, especially if the cramps are caused by vein problems.

Published on Oct 07, 2019

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Medical grade compression stockings often help with leg cramps, especially if the cramps are caused by vein problems.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Compression socks work by applying pressure to the calf muscle to increase the leg venous return and reduce the venous pressure. Unfortunately, they may not help with leg cramps but they are certainly worth trying. Leg exercises, hydration, and calcium and magnesium supplements may also help. You should also see a vein specialist for an evaluation of your leg venous circulation, as sometimes venous insufficiency can cause leg cramps.

Published on Oct 07, 2019

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression socks work by applying pressure to the calf muscle to increase the leg venous return and reduce the venous pressure. Unfortunately, they may not help with leg cramps but they are certainly worth trying. Leg exercises, hydration, and calcium and magnesium supplements may also help. You should also see a vein specialist for an evaluation of your leg venous circulation, as sometimes venous insufficiency can cause leg cramps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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