Does a low pressure compression stockings helps to prevent leg cramps during sleep?

Compression Stockings . 6 answers . 2 years ago

Does a low pressure compression stockings helps to prevent leg cramp during sleep?

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

It may. No harm in trying.
David A. Engleman M.D.

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

It may. No harm in trying.
David A. Engleman M.D.


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

Wearing a low pressure compression during the day and removing before bed can also help especially if you have some venous insufficiency or swelling. Typically they are not needed at night because the legs are elevated. All theories on this subject are anectdotal.
Norman N Bein MD FACS RVT

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

Wearing a low pressure compression during the day and removing before bed can also help especially if you have some venous insufficiency or swelling. Typically they are not needed at night because the legs are elevated. All theories on this subject are anectdotal.
Norman N Bein MD FACS RVT


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

Sometimes, but many things can casue nocturnal leg cramps.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

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

Sometimes, but many things can casue nocturnal leg cramps.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Night cramps are often related to vein disease, but not always. Definitively you should try wearing compression stockings during the day and for few nights. If you notice an improvement, then you should definitively have an evaluation of your veins done by a Vein Specialist. Ideally should be a doctor with Board Certification in Phlebology (Vein Diseases)
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Night cramps are often related to vein disease, but not always. Definitively you should try wearing compression stockings during the day and for few nights. If you notice an improvement, then you should definitively have an evaluation of your veins done by a Vein Specialist. Ideally should be a doctor with Board Certification in Phlebology (Vein Diseases)
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA


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

The best treatment for leg cramps is to try to find the cause and treat that. Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do. Venous reflux can be a cause and should be evaluated. If this is negative and no other obvious causes are found such as medications, thyroid issues and medical problems then symptomatic treatment is indicated. Compression stockings may help to increase the venous return. A trial of this is worthwhile but it may not help.

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

The best treatment for leg cramps is to try to find the cause and treat that. Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do. Venous reflux can be a cause and should be evaluated. If this is negative and no other obvious causes are found such as medications, thyroid issues and medical problems then symptomatic treatment is indicated. Compression stockings may help to increase the venous return. A trial of this is worthwhile but it may not help.


2 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The best treatment for leg cramps is to try to find the cause and treat that. Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do. Venous reflux can be a cause and should be evaluated. If this is negative and no other obvious causes are found such as medications, thyroid issues and medical problems then symptomatic treatment is indicated. Compression stockings may help to increase the venous return. A trial of this is worthwhile but it may not help.

2 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The best treatment for leg cramps is to try to find the cause and treat that. Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do. Venous reflux can be a cause and should be evaluated. If this is negative and no other obvious causes are found such as medications, thyroid issues and medical problems then symptomatic treatment is indicated. Compression stockings may help to increase the venous return. A trial of this is worthwhile but it may not help.

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