How long does it take Compression Stockings to work?

How long after starting to wear these, will I see results?My calve has improved, but the ankle is still huge and the foot quite puffy.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Compression stockings should begin to work immediately but full effects may take several weeks.It is very important that they fit properly and have graduated compression from the ankle up(highest compression at the ankle and lowest at the thigh).If the foot and ankle continue to swell then the stockings may not be fitted properly. Sources for the continued swelling should be evaluated especially lymphedema.

Published on Sep 04, 2010

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression stockings should begin to work immediately but full effects may take several weeks.It is very important that they fit properly and have graduated compression from the ankle up(highest compression at the ankle and lowest at the thigh).If the foot and ankle continue to swell then the stockings may not be fitted properly. Sources for the continued swelling should be evaluated especially lymphedema.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Miller Vein

It would be recommended to be evaluated by your physician for venous reflux.

Published on Feb 11, 2010

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Answered by Miller Vein

It would be recommended to be evaluated by your physician for venous reflux.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Depends on the cause of your edema but they usually should improve symptoms within a few days.? They do not cure any problems but will improve symptoms of edema of any cause.

Published on Feb 10, 2010

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Depends on the cause of your edema but they usually should improve symptoms within a few days.? They do not cure any problems but will improve symptoms of edema of any cause.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

Immediately. If you are putting the stocking on first thing in the am before you have been standing, they should prevent the swelling on the first day.
The compression hose should have graduated compression so that the ankle should receive the most support and should improve at least as much as your calf. It is important that the stocking is working and fitted properly. I would recommend that you talk with your doctor / vein specialist to make sure the stockings are the correct strength for the problem you are treating.

Published on Feb 10, 2010

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Immediately. If you are putting the stocking on first thing in the am before you have been standing, they should prevent the swelling on the first day.
The compression hose should have graduated compression so that the ankle should receive the most support and should improve at least as much as your calf. It is important that the stocking is working and fitted properly. I would recommend that you talk with your doctor / vein specialist to make sure the stockings are the correct strength for the problem you are treating.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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