Are wearing compression stockings beneficial for my scenario?

Compression Stockings . 6 answers . 3 years ago

I hurt my knee and I've been working on it while it's been sore. I thought I had a blood clot because the calf area was swollen so much, but an ultra sound ruled that out. Now I'm wearing stockings and the swelling is down, but am I doing more damage wearing them? Deb

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2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Yes, in general wearing stocking for this is recommended.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Yes, in general wearing stocking for this is recommended.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD


2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

They are generally safe for your condition. Discuss with your MD.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

They are generally safe for your condition. Discuss with your MD.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You might want to talk with your orthopedic surgeon for a definitive answer. However, if you have soft tissue injury a support hose can help control swelling and support the joint, providing that the hose are measured and fitted to you correctly.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You might want to talk with your orthopedic surgeon for a definitive answer. However, if you have soft tissue injury a support hose can help control swelling and support the joint, providing that the hose are measured and fitted to you correctly.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Elastic compression helps control swelling and speeds up healing.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Elastic compression helps control swelling and speeds up healing.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


2 years ago by Vein Specialists

No, you are not doing any harm by wearing compression hose. This is the
first line of therapy for any leg swelling once DVT has been ruled out!
Good Job!

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

No, you are not doing any harm by wearing compression hose. This is the
first line of therapy for any leg swelling once DVT has been ruled out!
Good Job!


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Support stockings are useful for leg swelling even post trauma. You are not harming your legs by wearing them.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Support stockings are useful for leg swelling even post trauma. You are not harming your legs by wearing them.


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