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nov 7 acute calf dvt after ankle sprain on warfarin and physio now, can i wear 15-20 knee stockings & ride the bike? inr 1.9 & 1.5 this week, target 2

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Dr. Naresh Rao
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Dvt is not a common complication after ankle sprain, so understanding your state of coagulability (i.e.- ability to clot) from your physician is important. Exercise is usually prohibited until inr is successful maintained after dvt. Please consult your physician.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
DVT and exercise: You are 2.5 months on anticoagulation and the recommendation for treating calf DVT is 3 to 6 months depending on whether the DVT is provoked (has a cause) or unprovoked (spontaneous). I would recommend a follow up venous ultrasound to see the status of the clot and if it is stable or decreasing then you could certainly ride the bike. Wearing stocking can be done at any time.
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

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