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Compression Stockings Questions

Is it ok to wear the 20 to 30 thigh compression stockings on a plane?
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2 1/2 hour flight.
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Over the last month, the varicose veins in the back of my knees, right above my support socks, have gotten worse. How can I fix it?
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I've been wearing knee high support socks for 3 years now.
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Can I wear class 2 (20-30 mmHg) knee high compression stockings for travel (short flights) or is it too tight?
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I am 52. I already had varicose vein surgery.
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I was a user of nicotine gum. I finally quit cold turkey and found after a day or two my ankles swelled and my whole foot is swollen with edema.
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I had been addicted to cigarettes for many years but quit in 1995. I continued to use the gum to help with the cravings. I found a blog where people complain that they have great edema problems after quitting nicotine in cigarettes or gum, but they say MD's have refused to comment. I am 70 years old. I decided to get compression stockings. I am healthy and do not have varicose veins. Stockings helped but I'm not sure where to go from here.
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Compression socks seem to make my legs restless and achy. What can I do? I'm 5 days into using them.
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My compression socks are custom made from Germany. They make my legs restless and knees hurt. I passed my test on putting them on and taking them off. They felt good the first day, but the 5th day they feel very bad.
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Should compression stockings hurt badly behind my knee and top of foot where ankle meets? Should my leg be getting noticeably better or does it take t
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Both legs have reflux in 1 or 2 veins. The left leg seems to be burning more lately after taking the stocking off. I can't seem to notice any improvements. I'm wearing the stocking every day plus standing up and walking around every 40 minutes. Should I notice a drastic change in my leg/skin below the knee?
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I have a leg ulcer and wear compression stockings up to my knee. It is OK at daytime but when I try to sleep I get pain in my foot. What can I do?
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I've had compression now about 4 weeks. I've been OK up to now. I had PE back in April of 2017. I'm on blood thinning tablets.
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I've had 3 clots in my left leg. I'm on Xarelto permenately, wear Compression socks now and will be on them for life. Can I wear Compression shorts?
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One clot 3 years ago was behind my left knee, 2 years ago the second clot went from knee to groin, this year the third clot was superficial at my ankle. I was put on Xarelto for the first two and taken off and never told to wear the socks, which caused the third clot. Can I wear compression shorts in summer instead of thigh high socks?
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Is it normal to have tight calf muscles that hurt after you use compression socks?
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I play basketball and have been having bad shin splints. I thought compression socks would help, but I put them on and tried to relax. After I took them off, the next 2 days my calf muscles were tight and they hurt when I walked. I tried stretching my calfs, but it didn't really help. I haven't put then on since. Is there anything more I can do for my shins? Thanks.
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What kind of compression socks does my husband need to wear and where can I find them?
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He's a diabetic and last year had a triple bypass which they took a vein from each leg. He also has 2 stents and has neuropathy. He wears a size 14 shoe and weighs 360lbs. He walks a lot in his job. Ever since the bypass his legs have hurt and swell easily. Now they stay swollen and are red just above his ankle. He takes a water pill everyday but his legs remain swollen and very painful. Our cardiologist told him to get compression socks. We can't find compression socks that fit him.
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After surgery I was given compression stockings. They are nw very bloody. How do I take them off without risking bleeding?
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I had surgery on Friday and was kept overnight as it was bleeding. Yesterday they removed dressings and replaced with compression stockings.
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I understand that compression stockings are helpful for varicose veins and edema, but what if the person also has peripheral neuropathy?
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It was disastrously painful for my peripheral neuropathy when my foot doctor recommended 20 weight stockings. others in my peripheral neuropathy sharing group also said so. I also have varicose veins and edema. Do You still recommend compression stockings, perhaps at a much lighter pressure?
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Should I wear compression socks while walking for a workout?
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I had blood clots on my lungs and had surgery for them to be removed. I still had clots in my left leg and was given a blood thinner to take everyday for now. I was also told to wear compression socks everyday for now.
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My knee length compression stocking following an Arthroscopy is causing a deep pressure grove at the top of the stocking.
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This is making my thigh swell. The groove stays for more than an hour once they are removed. When removed I can feel the pressure release. Should I continue to wear the stocking?
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Can I sleep with 1 compression sock on?
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I have what the doctor called degenerative arthritis of the midfoot. The foot swells a lot, but is controlled fairly well by wearing 20-30mmhg compression socks. My foot will swell up pretty badly in a couple hours and by the end of the day will spread into the ankle. 10 minutes of a compression sock will take most of it away.
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Treatment in patients with both varicose veins and limb ischemia?
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What is the treatment for a patient presenting with both varicose veins and arterial occlusion?
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