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What size stockings should I wear?
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Is it safe to wear these in bed? I've found relief wearing them; the throbbing in my calves isn't as bad.
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I'm 45 and have had Angina related symptoms for the past two years (now much worse). I have low to very low BP and chronic aching calves and ankles with mild swelling. I am in the early stages of cardiac testin... Read more
Will compression socks help stop leg cramps?
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My mother is 99 years old with congestive heart failure edema in her feet and legs. Can she wear compression stockings?
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My mother is 99 years old with congestive heart failure edema in her feet and legs. Can she wear compression stockings? If so, how much compression and what length? Read more
I have continuous numbness in my right foot and also varicose veins in both legs. Can I wear compression stockings on both legs?
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I saw a neurologist who labeled the numbness in my foot as peripheral neuropathy. Yet, when speaking with my friend who is also a neurologist, he didn't make much of it and when we did an ultrasound, it was fou... Read more
The front of my knee and leg hurts when I sit or lay down after being on my feet for about an hour or more. Why?
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I developed lymphedema after having a groin lymph node dissected due to cancer. My entire leg and foot are affected by lymphedema. I also have varicose veins, too. I wear compression hose for it but the pain I ... Read more
Are support stockings good for a weak leg?
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How should compression socks be worn to treat pregnancy-related varicose veins? Should I wear them from morning to night? Are they reusable?
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I am 25 weeks pregnant. I recently started wearing knee-high compression stockings. My mom had varicose veins during her pregnancy, so I believe it’s hereditary. I am starting to show a bit of varicose veins ... Read more
What would happen if I chose to stop wearing my compression stocking?
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I'm 80 years old and have knotty veins at the top of my left leg. I don't have any pain. I walk 8,000 steps a day. I bought compression stockings from the same company online to hopefully keep from having furth... Read more
I've been diagnosed with reflux in the deep veins. What are my treatment options?
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I am 34 years old and in good health; I exercise daily. I've been diagnosed with reflux in the deep veins (at 2.5 and 4 seconds). What are my treatment options? Is compression possible? What about my prognosis?... Read more
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Can under-the-knee compression stockings cause hip muscle pain?
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I wore under-the-knee compression stockings for about a year. I had pain and soreness in my hip muscles, especially the left side, during use. I went through physiotherapy treatment and the pain got better. I d... Read more
Does wearing the same pair of compression socks daily cause them to lose their effectiveness over time?
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I went from receiving 3 pairs of compression socks per month to one. I think one pair per month is unsatisfactory. I am disabled and had an open ulcer on my right shin for two years before a specialist prescrib... Read more
I have venous regurgitation and currently wear 15-20 mmHg moderate compression. Today my legs are tingly, numb, and they throb. What's going on?
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I have venous regurgitation and currently wear 15-20 mmHg moderate compression. Today my legs are tingly, numb, and they throb. I haven't experienced issues with until now. What's going on? Read more
I am a certified fitter for compression stockings. Are there specific guidelines of what must be noted on a prescription for compression stockings?
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If a doctor writes compression stockings and doesn't specify whether they should be calf, thigh or pantyhose height, do I give the patient whatever he'll be most compliant with? Or, do I need to ask the doctor ... Read more
I have toe pain after wearing my compression socks backward. Should I be worried?
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I put on open-toe compression socks last night in the dark not realizing they were on backward. The toe pain woke me up. Should I be worried? Read more
Is it normal for compression socks to cause my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back to hurt, tighten up, and be very sore?
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I had surgery, so they gave me compression socks. The socks made my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back sore and tight. After 5 days of wearing them, I took them off to wash them. Now that they are back on, ... Read more
I have cellulitis in my left leg and am currently taking medication to treat it. Is it OK to wear compression socks to help with the edema?
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I have cellulitis in my left leg and am currently taking medication to treat it. Is it OK to wear compression socks to help with the edema? I have no other issues with my legs. I have worn compression socks in ... Read more
Should I wear compression socks while I sleep?
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I had knee replacement surgery and they sent me home with 2 pairs of compression socks to wear for 2 weeks. Should I wear them while I sleep? Read more
If I stop my compression stockings, will I become unsteady?
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If I stop my compression stockings, will I become unsteady? Read more
Why does my leg itch severely after removing compression socks?
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I’m a nurse on my feet 16 hours some days. The swelling 16 weeks post-ORIF surgery has been my worst enemy. The compression socks have been a real lifesaver, but the itching after removing the sock from the i... Read more
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