Can compression stockings help my bruised varicose veins?

Compression Stockings . 6 answers . 4 years ago

I have varicose veins in my leg. I hit my leg on the vein and now it is swollen, bruised, and sore. Is this dangerous? What are my options?

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4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Would need to be evaluated in person. Compressions stockings would likely be helpful.

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

Would need to be evaluated in person. Compressions stockings would likely be helpful.


4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

Your vein may have ruptured and bled. That is not an urgent situation, however, I would recommend seeing a vascular surgeon. You may need some sclerotherapy on the ruptured vein, or a procedure to remove your varicose veins.

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

Your vein may have ruptured and bled. That is not an urgent situation, however, I would recommend seeing a vascular surgeon. You may need some sclerotherapy on the ruptured vein, or a procedure to remove your varicose veins.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Yes, Wearing the "correct fit" compression hose should help the are to heal a bruised vein.
However, an injury (trauma) can also potentially contribute to blood clotting, which requires an ultrasound to diagnose. The symptoms of swelling and and soreness can be present from either or both the injury or a potential clot. A phlebologist or interested care giver comfortable with these issues would be definite consideration.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Yes, Wearing the "correct fit" compression hose should help the are to heal a bruised vein.
However, an injury (trauma) can also potentially contribute to blood clotting, which requires an ultrasound to diagnose. The symptoms of swelling and and soreness can be present from either or both the injury or a potential clot. A phlebologist or interested care giver comfortable with these issues would be definite consideration.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

This isn't dangerous. Leg elevation, ice, and Advil are my suggestions. Compression hose will make your legs feel better, but may be difficult to put on the affected leg. However, see a vein specialist for a long term solution to your varicose veins.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

This isn't dangerous. Leg elevation, ice, and Advil are my suggestions. Compression hose will make your legs feel better, but may be difficult to put on the affected leg. However, see a vein specialist for a long term solution to your varicose veins.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Wearing compression stockings may help along with Ibuprofen (taken with food or milk). I would recommend seeing a vein specialist for a long term solution.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Wearing compression stockings may help along with Ibuprofen (taken with food or milk). I would recommend seeing a vein specialist for a long term solution.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Compression stockings can help to treat varicose veins by decompressing them. What you describe, however, could be more than a bruise. You could have a clot in the vein. You should be seen by a physician and have a venous ultrasound.

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

Compression stockings can help to treat varicose veins by decompressing them. What you describe, however, could be more than a bruise. You could have a clot in the vein. You should be seen by a physician and have a venous ultrasound.


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