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are there any stockings that can alleviate restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
No: Restless legs (rls) is best treated with alcohol and caffeine avoidance. Medications such as Requip (ropinirole) or Mirapex are the new standard of care. Stockings usually make RLS worse.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Never heard of any: Have seen lots of articles on non-medical ways of treating rls, including herbal medications, acupuncture and trigger point therapies, but never anything on stockings. Avoiding the medicines that can worse it (many antihistamines, many psychiatric drugs), diagnosing iron deficiency (which makes it worse), and several prescription drugs (requip, mirapex) can help.

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Problems with my legs? One has varicose vein that keeps getting firm

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Phlebitis: You need to check with your physician for phlebitis or clot formation , if recurrent may need to rule out hypercoagulable problem or tendency to form clots.
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I have swelling in the back and side of my knee?

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Commonly a cyst: This can be from many things but if you have an internal knee problem like a meniscus tear or wear on your cartilage, you joint can make extra fluid and this can escape out the back of the knee joint and create a space filled with joint fluid called a poplital (or baker's) cyst. Get evaluated by your doctor first and get a diagnosis.
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How can I prevent my knee from dislocating? It feels like it is bowing backward instead of forward.

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Exam needed: Are you extremely flexible in all your joints ?The knee needs to be thoroughly and properly examined and compared to your other knee to determine if there is any ligamentous or muscular deficiency. Depending on the exam a customized exercise program may be all that is needed or bracing with surgery as a final resort.
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What is the best way to treat chronic ankle tenosynovitis?

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Does this sound like poor circulation to you if legs are mottled?

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Possibly: Probably yes but role out other causes like severe cardiac dysjuntion/shock , medication related , cold exposure.

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