My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal?

Compression Stockings . 5 answers . 2 years ago

My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal?

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2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

If they're too tight they can restrict circulation. See your provider to check.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD

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

If they're too tight they can restrict circulation. See your provider to check.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

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

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

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


2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

No, this is not normal. You should be evaluated for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and then adjust compression grade of the prescribed compresion hose.

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

No, this is not normal. You should be evaluated for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and then adjust compression grade of the prescribed compresion hose.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

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

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

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


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

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.

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

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.


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