A 27-year-old male asked:
Do compression socks help decrease the size of the lower leg that has venous reflux?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: It squeezes the blood and lymph up the leg and reduces the circumference.
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Phlebology 47 years experience
Compression socks.: Compression socks work by squeezing the muscles of the calves to improve the return of the venous blood and reduce the venous pressure in the legs. By doing these two functions, the size of the leg will decrease. Compression stockings are a main component of treating leg swelling.
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Phlebology 29 years experience
Yes: Properly fitted Compression Socks improve the return of the venous blood and reduce the venous pressure in the legs. This means that there will be less venous reflux less swelling. as a result the size of the leg will decrease. Compression stockings are a main component of treating leg swelling.
3.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 8, 2015
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