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Doctor insights on: Compression Stockings

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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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Can compression stockings make varicose veins worse?

Can compression stockings make varicose veins worse?

Absolutely Not: In fact, compresssion stockings are often the 1st line of management for treatment of symptomatic varicosites, along with daily elevation of the limbs and an adequate exercise regimen - known as "consevative care". The stockings act to help keep blood flowing through the limb, and diminsh the venous pooling, which leads to venous hypertension, eventually causing the bulging, dilated varicose veins. ...Read more

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Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Yep...sure can: Compression stockings can be very useful and actually the primary treatment in those patients with venous insufficiency, whether of the deep veins or the superficial veins. They aid in lessening the distention of varicose veins which causes aching, decreasing fluid accumulation in the tissues, and also help by decreasing inflammation. ...Read more

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Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Venous Ulcer RX: Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations. In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process. ...Read more

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What iscompresion stocking?

What iscompresion stocking?

A stocking: That compresses agains the leg. Used for swelling...To help reduce the swelling... ...Read more

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Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. I work every day in a wound center and wear compression every day! ...Read more

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Will compression hose work to cure spider veins?

Will  compression hose work to cure spider veins?

Nope....sorry : While compression hose may give one relief of venous insufficiency, including varicose veins and spider veins, they won't cure them. Spider veins can be successfully treated with sclerotherapy, laser, veinwave, etc. But you should realize thay it is very possible that you may develop more spider veins in the future and might need further treatment down the road. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Are compression stockings effective for everyone?

Are compression stockings effective for everyone?

No: Good to try for few months. If doesn't work your doctor will discuss other options. Many insurance carriers require a trial of compression hose. ...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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Are hane support stockings as good as compression garments on long plane trips?

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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Are compression socks good for metatarsalgia?

Are compression socks good for metatarsalgia?

If you are swelling: Compression socks work good for any sewing issues. Padded socks would provide more benefit in this area. Some treatments for metatarsalgia include orthtotics, metatarsal pads and proper shoe gear. ...Read more