Will compression stockings cut off my circulation?

Compression Stockings . 8 answers . 4 years ago

It seems like tight clothes wouldn't benefit circulation.

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4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Compression stocking, when fitted properly, should be comfortable and not cut off blood flow.? The point of wearing stocking is to apply enough pressure to our superficial veins that are supposed to be moving blood back up to our heart.? When veins are broken the blood pools in these veins.? The stocking help prevent that, thereby making legs feel better.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Compression stocking, when fitted properly, should be comfortable and not cut off blood flow.? The point of wearing stocking is to apply enough pressure to our superficial veins that are supposed to be moving blood back up to our heart.? When veins are broken the blood pools in these veins.? The stocking help prevent that, thereby making legs feel better.


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

A medical grade compression stocking properly fit improves venous circulation.

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

A medical grade compression stocking properly fit improves venous circulation.


4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

No, they will not cut off your circulation, in fact they improve it. It is graduated compression, tighter at the foot and ankle, lighter at the thigh. The compression hose will cause the blood in your veins to flow in the proper upward direction instead of pooling at the bottom of your legs (which causes varicose veins).

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

No, they will not cut off your circulation, in fact they improve it. It is graduated compression, tighter at the foot and ankle, lighter at the thigh. The compression hose will cause the blood in your veins to flow in the proper upward direction instead of pooling at the bottom of your legs (which causes varicose veins).


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

No, not unless you have severe arterial insufficiency.

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

No, not unless you have severe arterial insufficiency.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Compression stockings are specially designed to direct blood upwards in your veins. It is important to be fitted for the appropriate size.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Compression stockings are specially designed to direct blood upwards in your veins. It is important to be fitted for the appropriate size.


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

Compression stockings will not cut the circulation. They will compress the superficial veins (diseased ones)?and "redirect" the blood flow into the deep veins.

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

Compression stockings will not cut the circulation. They will compress the superficial veins (diseased ones)?and "redirect" the blood flow into the deep veins.


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

Compression stockings work by decreasing venous pressure and increasing venous return. They should not cut off the circulation. However, if they do not fit properly or are not worn properly, they will be uncomfortable and not do the job. Constricting garments can certainly restrict the venous return.

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

Compression stockings work by decreasing venous pressure and increasing venous return. They should not cut off the circulation. However, if they do not fit properly or are not worn properly, they will be uncomfortable and not do the job. Constricting garments can certainly restrict the venous return.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The best way to improve venous and lymphatic circulation is with graduated compression. That is compression that is strongest to the foot and ankle and then lessen as you go up the leg. Mild compression garment like UnderArmour actually have a slightly improve venous and lymphatic circulation. To be helpful the compression need to be enough to be greater than forces that are wanting to slow venous return but not greater than the pressure in arterial circulation . If the pressure is of a stocking or clothing was greater than the arterial circulation that would cut off circulation. [this is generally much higher than any stocking or clothing is made and therefore in almost all cases compression stocking help circulation.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The best way to improve venous and lymphatic circulation is with graduated compression. That is compression that is strongest to the foot and ankle and then lessen as you go up the leg. Mild compression garment like UnderArmour actually have a slightly improve venous and lymphatic circulation. To be helpful the compression need to be enough to be greater than forces that are wanting to slow venous return but not greater than the pressure in arterial circulation . If the pressure is of a stocking or clothing was greater than the arterial circulation that would cut off circulation. [this is generally much higher than any stocking or clothing is made and therefore in almost all cases compression stocking help circulation.


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