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how do compression socks help with swelling

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Diet: common for persons to get when on their feet all day long miriad of causes from shoes to weight to diet try and cut salt content for theswelling for t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: They are supposed to help. BUT they are just one component of therapy. You may need additional meds / elevation / salt restriction depending upon yo ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear: CVI is the venous insufficiency or cardiovascular insufficiency. Depends on the type of condition as to the treatment. If this is for venous insuffic ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience Phlebology
Possibly never: If you had a DVT a year ago and continue to have swelling due to damage to the deep vein valves, you may have to wear compression hose for the forseea ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymphedema specialty: Someone who specializes in lymphedema is who you want to see. In Connecticut we have the Rifkin Center which is in Prospect. Not sure 'where' you live ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
You SHOULD be scared: You could have a really serious problem here. Get to a doctor right away!
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Dependent edema: Try moving your feet up and down. In addition take an occasional walk up and down theisle. There is a plexus of veins at the bottom of the feet. Walki ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Bruised swollen legs: Sounds like you may have chronic venous insuffiency. Better have your PCP check your legs first to make sure you don't have arterial insuffiency as w ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience Podiatry
No: you have venous stasis. Any other swelling can be like abscess formation, muscle herniation. Fracture, and if you have the above trust me you will k ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: If just happening overnight, one has to concern about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) although it's uncommon for bilaterally simultaneous occurrence. So, w ... Read More
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