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How Long Should You Wear The Stockings After Leg Operation
Depends: The need to use of compressions stockings after leg surgery varies depending on the type of surgery you have. If it is for an orthopedic procedure, wearing them until you are able to resume normal activity makes sense and helps prevent dvts. For varicose vein procedures it is important to wear them regularly for at least one to two weeks after the procedure to ensure the procedure is successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: You can stop using them once you are physically active and walking around... If you are sedentary or in bed most of the time, you should keep them ...Read more
OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the pressure from compression stocking may cause further inflammation. Instead, during an active infection, i generally recommend leg elevation to reduce swelling. Once the infection is resolved, then you can resume using you're compression stocking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All the clots in leg had been dissolved.But my leg still be swollen at night(morning is ok) even thoigh i wear the stocking all day. Why?Is it normal
How can I stop compression stocking from pulling my leg hair ? And keep them from being so hot ? I'm need to wear them but these issues make it hard.
Stocking trouble: Cotton compression stockings are cooler than synthetic. There are also lighter, thinner stockings that are available. If you are wearing thigh high stockings and really only need knee high, the shorter ones will be cooler. Your best resource is probably the medical supplier who fits stockings. They can tell you what is available. The hair pulling thing might actually be trickier. ...Read more
Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.
Could be normal: Occasional swelling after vein stripping is not uncommon and generally goes away with time. Unfortunately, stockings can sometimes be a problem with comfort. I would recommend that, at the very least, you put in a call to the doctor who did the surgery and let him or her know that you have some concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can or should you wear compression stockings when exercising? Running? Biking? Would it help with sport related injury to leg muscle or ankleinjury?
Can contact allergies such as silicone stockings be life threatening? My legs itch when i wear silicone hose but this is my only symptom.
Are you sure?: This may not be a symptoms of an allergy but just a reaction to the tight stockings with decrease air and blood circulation. ...Read more
Should you wear commercial (or non) compression socks/stockings to alleviate intermittent claudication in lower legs when running? Help or hurt? Progressed to running with less pain-but pace is slow.
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