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My compression stockings were way too tight around my calf. Now I have throbbing pain and numbness. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst?
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I'm an RN. Two nights ago my compression stockings (Dr. Schools knee-high) were way too tight around the calf. I have throbbing calf pain when I get up to walk, when I stand, and when I elevate my leg. I'm limping. My legs are typically swollen but the right is so sore and numb when elevated. No warmth or redness. Ibuprofen 800mg and Alleve no relief. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst? Has not improved since onset, which was within 2 hours of application. Leg is not discolored. Obese, FM hx DVT
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Is it safe to wear knee-high compression stockings 15-20mmHg during a long flight if you travel 1st class with a total reclining bed?
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I have lymphedema that is mild to moderate in one foot and wear knee-high compression during flights.
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Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer?
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Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer?
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I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night?
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I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night?
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How do I keep my heel from hurting with compression?
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I am 10 years old. I have an ankle sprain and ligament tear. I wear airlock in the morning and ankle compression in the night. My heel starts paining. What to do?
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How exactly do compression stockings work? When and how often should they be worn?
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I had an operation to remove a growth. I'd like to learn more about compression stockings and how they help to circulate blood. Also, I would like to know when they should be worn? Must I sleep wearing them?
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What should I do if my compression stockings cause pain upon application and don't help my symptoms?
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I am a female truck driver who just had surgery on her meniscus. I have lots of swelling in feet and legs. My doctor prescribed compression hose to see if they will help. The thing is it hurts so bad to roll them up my legs, even when they aren't swollen. After I put them on, my legs still swell and hurt. It feels like they are bruised all the way up to my thighs. What should I do?
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When is intervention offered for symptomatic legs? At what point physically would I know I have reflux?
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I was wearing 20-30mmHg knee-high compression for 6 mos but my symptoms were getting worse. I experience swelling, tingling, cramping, and difficulty standing or sitting for periods of time. I’m now wearing 20-30mmhg thigh-high stockings, which helps somewhat. My quality of life has gone down tremendously. I had an ultrasound of my rt leg superficial veins and there is no reflux yet and no DVT. I do however have varicosities in my feet/ankles.
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What kind of compression garment should be worn after hip surgery?
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My sister-in-law is having hip replacement surgery on her left hip in Mexico and was told that she needed to purchase compression stockings, that they didn't have her size available. What kind should she purchase? She is 5 ft. 10 in. tall and weighs 168 lbs.
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How are compression stockings supposed to feel on and when should they be taken off?
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I just recently started wearing 20-30mmHg compression stockings. The last 2 times when I took them off, my legs hurt more and the bulges returned. How do I know they fit correctly and whether they are helping me? I tried to show my doctor, but she was not very concerned.
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What effect will compression garments have on bulging arm & hand veins during exercise? What effect on strength/fitness if they are closed?
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Weightlifting has caused my hand/arm veins to become very prominent. What will the effect be if I wear hand/arm compression garments during the times when I get vasodilation? Will the veins be prevented from getting even larger over time if I do this consistently? I don't want to stop lifting but the veins are a huge problem for me to the point I don't want to attend social events. I'm scared it will get worse. Will my fitness be compromised if I have the veins closed? Will new ones appear?
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Is there a brand of compression stockings that won't leave indentations where my ankle meets my foot?
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I had bilateral clubfoot surgically corrected. Now, I have venous insufficiency with dependent ankle/leg edema after long periods standing or sitting. I have 5 pairs of compression stockings of varying degrees of pressure and gradient from several manufacturers, and they all leave deep indentations over my anterior tibiotalar area. Sometimes these "creases" result in faint bruise marks, pain, and pruritis. Can you recommend a brand with more dorsiflexion in the basic sock shape? Other thoughts?
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Are thigh-high compression socks supposed to leave indents where the silicone band is?
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It’s my first day wearing thigh-high compression socks, so I know there is an adjustment period. However, I have skin indents from the band that aren't really red and itchy. Are these indents normal? Are the compression socks too tight?
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I have a blood clot. Doc said I should wear compression socks for the rest of my life, but didn't say if it should be both day & night. What to do?
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I have a blood clot. The doc said I should wear compression socks for the rest of my life, but didn't say if it should be both day and night. What should I do? The doctor said I would be on blood thinners for 3 months, so I was assuming I'd wear the stockings day and night for at least 3 months, but now I'm reading on this website that you shouldn't wear the compression socks overnight sometimes. What should I do?
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Will 15-20mmhg compression socks be painful if I wear them while during my sit-down job? Also, what am I supposed to feel while I wear them?
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I have had a lot of mild swelling in my legs and ankles recently. I have sciatica issues, herniated disc (L5), no ACL, crooked leg and other health issues. Will 15-20mmhg compression socks be painful if I wear them while during my sit-down job? Also, what am I supposed to feel while I wear them?
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Should I go back to wearing knee-high compression stockings?
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Three years ago my doctor recommended I wear knee-high compression stockings to aid circulation and reduce swelling in my ankles/lower legs. She would run a Doppler test every 12 months. Now a new doctor who ran a Doppler test 3 weeks ago told me to stop wearing the stockings. I did this, but now my ankles/feet are swollen.
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Are my knee-high compression stockings contributing to my knee stiffness and swelling?
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I had both my greater and lesser saphenous veins treated with laser when I was in my 40's. Also, I had phlebectomy in both legs. I have some deep vein reflux in my right leg. My results were excellent and have been that way for the past 10 years until I broke my left tibia plateau skiing. I have since experienced bilateral knee swelling and stiffness off and on. It seems like the stockings are aggravating my knees.
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Is it okay for a CAD patient to wear a 15-20mmHg compression stocking? Is there any contraindication?
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My father was diagnosed with coronary artery disease and had a balloon stent procedure. Since the procedure he keeps having a swollen foot and shortness of breath. His cardiologist suggested he wear a compression stocking. Is it really okay to use the stocking? Is there any contraindication?
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Can compression stocking be worn for more than 18 hours?
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I am flying transatlantic and the flight is delayed. Is it OK to wear compression stockings for more than 18 hours?
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Can my husband wear his compression stockings while his leg is swollen?
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My husband had a blood clot in his right leg about a year ago and went to the hospital. He was eventually perscribed Xarelto and compression stockings. In the last couple of days his left leg has been swelling, red, and a little warm right above his ankle.
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