Is it dangerous to wear compression stockings both day and night?

Compression Stockings . 11 answers . 1 year ago

My calves are extremely painful. During the day I massage them or apply a lidocaine patch, and that helps a little. At night, I suffer severely. I found compression socks help a lot when I wear them both day and night. I can actually get some rest now. Is it dangerous to wear them all the time?

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1 year ago by Vein Center of Orange County (View Profile)

What's not clear from your question is whether you have a vein problem or a calf problem. Without this information, and without having examined you, it's difficult to say. Generally speaking, it is dangerous only if you are older with blocked arteries and wear high compression stockings (30-40 mm). If you have no arterial blockage, there should be no problem. Consult with your treating physician to be sure.

1 year ago by Vein Center of Orange County (View Profile)

What's not clear from your question is whether you have a vein problem or a calf problem. Without this information, and without having examined you, it's difficult to say. Generally speaking, it is dangerous only if you are older with blocked arteries and wear high compression stockings (30-40 mm). If you have no arterial blockage, there should be no problem. Consult with your treating physician to be sure.


1 year ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

I am not aware of any dangers associated with wearing compression stockings day and night.

1 year ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

I am not aware of any dangers associated with wearing compression stockings day and night.


1 year ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

What is the cause of your pain? Compression socks should only be worn if you have venous insufficiency or lymphedema. They can be harmful if you have arterial insufficiency. See a doctor who can diagnose you.

1 year ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

What is the cause of your pain? Compression socks should only be worn if you have venous insufficiency or lymphedema. They can be harmful if you have arterial insufficiency. See a doctor who can diagnose you.


1 year ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

If the compression stockings make your calves feel better and they fit properly, there is no danger.

1 year ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

If the compression stockings make your calves feel better and they fit properly, there is no danger.


1 year ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

No.

1 year ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

No.


1 year ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Wearing compression hose at night will not be harmful as long as they are measured and fitted correctly. You could actually wear a lighter compression at night than you need during the day if they provide the relief you need.

1 year ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Wearing compression hose at night will not be harmful as long as they are measured and fitted correctly. You could actually wear a lighter compression at night than you need during the day if they provide the relief you need.


1 year ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

It is not typically dangerous to wear compression stockings day/night provided that you have no evidence of peripheral artery disease or any other medical condition that would warrant you not wearing the stockings at all. That being said, if your legs are hurting you all the time, you really should have someone look into why your legs are bothering you. Do you have a peripheral neuropathy, vein disease, etc? Each cause requires a unique treatment.

1 year ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

It is not typically dangerous to wear compression stockings day/night provided that you have no evidence of peripheral artery disease or any other medical condition that would warrant you not wearing the stockings at all. That being said, if your legs are hurting you all the time, you really should have someone look into why your legs are bothering you. Do you have a peripheral neuropathy, vein disease, etc? Each cause requires a unique treatment.


1 year ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

There is no danger in wearing compression stockings day and night; however, you should take them off for a few hours a day to avoid skin irritation. On the other hand, if you are so symptomatic, you should consult a vein specialist and get a complete evaluation. You could get a more permanent relieve of your symptoms with some of the new procedures available to treat vein disease.

1 year ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

There is no danger in wearing compression stockings day and night; however, you should take them off for a few hours a day to avoid skin irritation. On the other hand, if you are so symptomatic, you should consult a vein specialist and get a complete evaluation. You could get a more permanent relieve of your symptoms with some of the new procedures available to treat vein disease.


1 year ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

It is not harmful to wear compression stockings at night, but you should be out of them approximately 2 hours a day.

1 year ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

It is not harmful to wear compression stockings at night, but you should be out of them approximately 2 hours a day.


1 year ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression stockings function by compressing the leg muscles to squeeze the blood out of the veins. This improves venous return and decreases the venous pressure. There should be no problem wearing them day and night; however, they may become uncomfortable after several days. You may want to try to find the right combination, such as 2 or 3 days on and one day off, etc.

1 year ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression stockings function by compressing the leg muscles to squeeze the blood out of the veins. This improves venous return and decreases the venous pressure. There should be no problem wearing them day and night; however, they may become uncomfortable after several days. You may want to try to find the right combination, such as 2 or 3 days on and one day off, etc.


1 year ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

No, it is not dangerous to wear compression stockings both day and night. It is only necessary to wear them when upright but if they help you when you are in bed there is no harm with that.

1 year ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

No, it is not dangerous to wear compression stockings both day and night. It is only necessary to wear them when upright but if they help you when you are in bed there is no harm with that.


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