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Doctor insights on: Compression Clothing

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Could i wear compression stockings to bed?

Could i wear compression stockings to bed?

Compression stocking: When you are in bed there is no need for compression hose as your legs are on the same level as the heart When your legs are dependent you need to use compression ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear compression socks and other compression clothing during pregnancy?

Is it safe to wear compression socks and other compression clothing during pregnancy?

YES!!!: I loved compression stockings in my pregnancy. It helps all the pooling of water and swelling that happens in your legs. Now granted they can be hard to put on when you're super pregnant (my hubby had to help me). But the support is awesome. Also okay to wear belly bands or other maternity belts. They help to bring your weight closer to your center of gravity, which helps the back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you wear pantyhose instead of compressions stockings?

Not if want results: If your physician has prescribed compression stockings for you for a particular condition, then you require a certain level of pressure, measured in mmhg, to meet that goal. Unfortunately, regular pantyhose, and even over the counter "support" stockings do not meet these levels of compression, and will not provide the necessary effect. ...Read more

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Wearing tight or compression underwear mess up sperm fertilisation?

Wearing tight or compression underwear mess up sperm fertilisation?

Tight clothing sperm: Sperm quality is best in men that care for their sperm. The testes are outside the body because lower temperature is required for sperm production. Tight or compression clothing can raise the temperature and reduce sperm production. ...Read more

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Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing? .

Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing?

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I : I personally do use sleeve compression garments after brachioplasty but it is very important that they not be too tight to decrease blood flow to your hands. You should discuss this with the plastic surgeon you chose to care for you. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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Can i use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Careful: those bandages can be very irritating and I have seen them lead to constrictive problems because they do not remain in place very well. I would caution you to be very careful when using those type of bandages with diabetic neuropathy ...Read more

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Can wearing compression stockings too tight cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis ?

Can wearing compression stockings too tight cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis ?

Probably not: these stockings are devised to distribute force or compression equally. As such they are meant to retard and not foster DVT formation ...Read more

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Which is better for leg compression, support bandaging, or support. Hose?              hose?

Which is better for leg compression, support bandaging, or support. Hose?              hose?

Graduated compressio: Surgical grade graduated compression stockings are the best for venous insufficiency. They come in different lengths and pressures depending on the indication. ...Read more

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Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Yes - proven: There is much medical research documenting the effectiveness of compression stockings in preventing thrombophlebitis. This includes prevention of deep & superficial thrombophlebitis, (ie DVT & SVT). Compression therapy is also a therapy for SVT & is used in the hospital for DVT prophylaxis. Especially useful if varicose veins or venous reflux as it helps improve vein flow & prevent SVT in varices ...Read more

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Are hane support stockings as good as compression garments on long plane trips?

OTC vs RX: Over the counter support stockings can give good compression fresh out of the box, but after wearing them for a while you will need to get some new ones. Prescription ones tend to last longer and give a more even compression from the toes to below the knees. ...Read more

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Will a thigh high compression garment help with lymphedema?

Will a  thigh high compression garment help with  lymphedema?

Maybe: It depends on why you have lymphedema, your activity level, your associated illnesses such as congestive heart failure, and your ability to wear a compression garment appropriately. It is definitely worth a try, however you should consult with your doctor to make sure that there are no other treatments for your lymphedema, and that associated diseases are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

No: But they may make you feel better. Shin Splints usually improve after a reduction of activity for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Could you get, "pinched nerve syndrome" from wearing tight jeans?

No, not really.: You can get numbness or burning in your thigh though. Usually occurs in heavyset folks or those w/ a protuberant belly who wear a tight belt. This is called meralgia peresthetica & results from pinching of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Treat by losing weight, avoiding a belt, injections by a pain doc, or rarely surgery (which will leave a numb patch). Pain below knee is not this. ...Read more

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Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?

Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?

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 know it right away. My advice if you have good arterial flow get 30-40mmHg compression sock and use them. Cut salt from diet and elevate feet when at rest ...Read more