A 36-year-old female asked:
i have tts and a vein in my ankle is swollen. the swollen vein is on inner side of ankle. wht type of compression socks would help? lower options?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Bernstein answered
32 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
TTS and veins: First you would need a circulation test including the veins then consult a vascular surgeon for the compression and an ankle specialist.
Answered on May 6, 2013
Dr. Eric Abrams answered
30 years experience Podiatry
Compression may not : Work. The tarsal tunnel is most likely arising from an enlarged, varicose vein within the tarsal canal. The tarsal canal holds the posterior tibial artery, vein and nerve, as well as 3 tendons on the inside of the ankle. When there is swelling within the canal, often this swelling compresses the nerve causing your symptoms. If 20-30mm compression stockings don't help, you may need surgery.
Answered on Nov 25, 2016
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