When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago.

Compression Stockings . 4 answers . 2 years ago

When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago.

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2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Hard to say but probably fine. See your doctor to check it.
Michael D. Ingegno

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

Hard to say but probably fine. See your doctor to check it.
Michael D. Ingegno


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

That is quite normal. You have a sudden increase of blood flow to the skin when hose are removed. Do not be concerned.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

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

That is quite normal. You have a sudden increase of blood flow to the skin when hose are removed. Do not be concerned.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

You should contact your physician and have him/her evaluate it.

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

You should contact your physician and have him/her evaluate it.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

This is a difficult question to answer. It is better for the foot to be pinker rather than paler than the other foot. This could be due to early lymphatic or venous stasis changes or to nothing abnormal. I would simply watch this at this time. I do not think that this is anything bad.

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

This is a difficult question to answer. It is better for the foot to be pinker rather than paler than the other foot. This could be due to early lymphatic or venous stasis changes or to nothing abnormal. I would simply watch this at this time. I do not think that this is anything bad.


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