Can compression socks help with permanent nerve damage?

I fractured my tibia in 2013 and was misdiagnosed by my college trainers. I ran on it for 6 months. I was a D1 college runner so the mileage was higher than an average runner—around 80-95 miles per week. The doctors provided by the school opted for me not to have surgery and wear a walking boot. They told me after it was "healed" I would have permanent nerve damage and it will feel broken. Just a "jogger" now trying to run with minimal pain. Would compression socks help?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by St. Louis Vein Center

Compression socks likely won't help with the nerve damage. They won't hurt. Wishing you the best of health.

Published on Feb 28, 2019

Answered by St. Louis Vein Center (View Profile)

Compression socks likely won't help with the nerve damage. They won't hurt. Wishing you the best of health.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Compression hose will not help the nerve damage but it will help to keep down any swelling and also improve the muscle calf contractions to increase the venous return to the heart. This may make your legs feel less uncomfortable.

Published on Feb 28, 2019

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression hose will not help the nerve damage but it will help to keep down any swelling and also improve the muscle calf contractions to increase the venous return to the heart. This may make your legs feel less uncomfortable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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