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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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can tight elastic in underpants, tight underpants or tight socks cause varicose veins or something else?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Support: They can be beneficialGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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