I had a double TKR 5 years ago, have had no complications since. Is there any danger in wearing compression socks while I am working on my feet?

I am on my feet with a new job for up to 8 hours a day, after being a little sedentary at my previous job. I'd like all the help I can get and will probably have leg pain until I get accustomed to being on my feet so much.

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Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on May 15, 2018

I think you would benefit from wearing a knee length compression hose of 20-30 mmHg. Ensure you are correctly measured and fitted and purchase a good quality hose. They will be more comfortable. These will support your calf muscles and maintain good blood flow. You'll feel better at the end of the day.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

I think you would benefit from wearing a knee length compression hose of 20-30 mmHg. Ensure you are correctly measured and fitted and purchase a good quality hose. They will be more comfortable. These will support your calf muscles and maintain good blood flow. You'll feel better at the end of the day.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Published on May 12, 2018

There is no danger to wear compression stockings in patients with vein disease and normal artery circulation. If you have pain in your feet, toes or sores that aren’t healing you must see your physician before putting on stockings. Vascular surgeons are the specialists trained in all aspects of circulation.

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Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

There is no danger to wear compression stockings in patients with vein disease and normal artery circulation. If you have pain in your feet, toes or sores that aren’t healing you must see your physician before putting on stockings. Vascular surgeons are the specialists trained in all aspects of circulation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Desert Vein Institute

Published on May 11, 2018

Wearing compression socks will do no harm. Actually it's really helpful when you're on your feet all day.

Answered by Desert Vein Institute (View Profile)

Wearing compression socks will do no harm. Actually it's really helpful when you're on your feet all day.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on May 11, 2018

There is no danger in wearing compression stockings if you have had a prior TKR. I would recommend 20 to 30 mmHg compression above the calf.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There is no danger in wearing compression stockings if you have had a prior TKR. I would recommend 20 to 30 mmHg compression above the calf.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Allure Medical

Published on May 11, 2018

Total knee replacement and standing all day is no reason to avoid compression stockings. Knee high mild compression is fine for most people with standing jobs. Even for people who don't notice leg discomfort, wearing mild compression stockings will lead to less foot pain at the end of the day, and less leg fatigue. You can wear them daily.

Answered by Allure Medical (View Profile)

Total knee replacement and standing all day is no reason to avoid compression stockings. Knee high mild compression is fine for most people with standing jobs. Even for people who don't notice leg discomfort, wearing mild compression stockings will lead to less foot pain at the end of the day, and less leg fatigue. You can wear them daily.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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