I'm 50 years old and have knee problems and lots of swelling. Is it safe to wear the Ted anti embolism thigh high stockings while I sleep?

Should I wear regular compression stockings when I am forced to be active and move around vertically?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Yes it is safe but does not do give as much benefit as when you are ambulatory.

Published on Feb 07, 2017

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Yes it is safe but does not do give as much benefit as when you are ambulatory.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Compression hose can help with swelling. It isn't necessary to wear them at night as your legs are elevated already. You may want to apply the hose before you get out of bed if swelling begins straight away (shower at night). We recommend being measured and fitted in a medical grade (20-30 mmHg pressure) thigh hose such as Sigvaris. They will be far more comfortable. than TEDs and are really designed for people who are post-operative patients with little activity. TEDs are technically a "disposable" product and usually uncomfortable and difficult to apply. The right hose will provide support for your knee and control swelling.

Published on Feb 07, 2017

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Compression hose can help with swelling. It isn't necessary to wear them at night as your legs are elevated already. You may want to apply the hose before you get out of bed if swelling begins straight away (shower at night). We recommend being measured and fitted in a medical grade (20-30 mmHg pressure) thigh hose such as Sigvaris. They will be far more comfortable. than TEDs and are really designed for people who are post-operative patients with little activity. TEDs are technically a "disposable" product and usually uncomfortable and difficult to apply. The right hose will provide support for your knee and control swelling.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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