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Leg Lymphedema Compression Stockings
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
Yes.: Compression stockings can cause many symptoms if they are not properly fitting. I have seen over the years a multitude of complaints from wearing compression hose including numbness, cramps, itching, rash and even spasms. If you are having any discomfort following the wearing of compression hose, then you should try a new pair or get a custom fitted stocking. ...Read more
Can or should you wear compression stockings when exercising? Running? Biking? Would it help with sport related injury to leg muscle or ankleinjury?
NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad leg swelling, both legs, I've tried water pills with no luck, I've tried Compression Stockings (30-40) with only a little luck.. Any other idea's?
Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression stockings don't help pain what else can I do? I had a DVT in my right leg 2 years ago. It went from my groin to ankle. I still have pain in this leg, and when i walk any distance or even a 50 yards i get excuriating pain in my leg, specific
Consult: you should see a Vascular Surgeon or Interverntional Radiologist who specializes in venous diseases. You might benefit from further intervention to remove chronic clot or stent open narrowed veins. You can find more information at www.sirweb.org or www.vascularweb.org ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you tell me why my legs and feet an hands are swollen and they hurt so often? Would it be okay to wear compression stockings to bed?
Swelling: If you are as described you should see your doctor and be evaluated. That state is not normal and could indicate various abnormalities. ...Read more
Can i wear compression stockings to reduce the swelling in my leg and ankle? I have a simple fracture of the left lower fibula
Probably: If it is truly an isolated fibula fracture, then wearing a compression stocking can be helpful to reduce swelling, as can the application of ice and elevation of the ankle above the level of the heart. You would want to check with your doctor and make sure it is an isolated fibula fracture rather than an unstable ankle injury before doing so. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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