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My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal?
If they're too tight they can restrict circulation. See your provider to check.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD
It is quite possible. When you have varicose veins and venous insufficiency there is blood "pooling" in your legs which can make them feel hotter and the veins can be inflammed. Compression re-directs
This blood into the deeper veins and improving the circulation resulting in cooler legs.
Norman N Bein MD FACS RVT
No, this is not normal. You should be evaluated for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and then adjust compression grade of the prescribed compresion hose.
It is possible that you have too high compression and is affecting you arterial blood circulation. Other possibility is that your aterial blood circulation is already diminished and the stockings are making it worse.
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA
Compression stockings should not make your legs feel colder. There is not enough information to give an explanation. You should have your circulation evaluated by a vascular surgeon.