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Should I wear compression stockings at night?

Should I wear compression stockings at night?

You can: If you have a venous ulcer, then wearing a low compression stocking at night is often recommended. Otherwise, there is probably no need. It is important to remember that the compression you should use at night (15-20 mm hg) isn't adequate for when you you are up and walking around. Then you probably need 30-40 mm hg. ...Read more

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If I wear compression stockings only at night can it sill help my varicose veins? What are a good least cumbersome kind to wear ?

If I wear compression stockings only at night can it sill help my varicose veins? What are a good least cumbersome kind to wear ?

Not really: At night I assume you are sleeping. The fact you would be in bed and not standing would negate the need for the compression as no gravity there.....you need the compressn hoosiery when standing to counteract gravity. Of course if you work at night and are not sleeping then that would be good time to wear them. ...Read more

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Could i wear compression stockings to bed?

Stockings in bed: Compression stockings are designed to benefit a person while up on their feet. There is no need to wear them in bed. ...Read more

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Should i wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

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 more

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This may be stupid to ask but i wear compression stockings to prevent blood pooling (dysautonomia) can wearing those cause cold feet-its not too bad?

This may be stupid to ask but i wear compression stockings to prevent blood pooling (dysautonomia) can wearing those cause cold feet-its not too bad?

Even compression: If your hose is even and proper uniform compression, it should not cut off circulation. In my experience, blood pooling seems to cause cooler temperature sensations. The extra water in the tissues sucks up some of your heat. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed in ER today with Chronic superficial venous thrombosis of lower left extremity and sent home. Can I wear compression stockings now?

I was diagnosed in ER today with Chronic superficial venous thrombosis of lower left extremity and sent home. Can I wear compression stockings now?

Yes: Superficial veins drains into saphenous venous system has valves in the veins that prevent embolism . Make sure to see your doctor to evaluate deep vein thrombosis , then you need aggressive treatment (s) to prevent pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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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 more

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Post DVT compression stockings do I need to wear 24 hrs?

Controversial: The role of compression stockings is to help to squeeze the calf veins to improve the venous return of blood to the heart and prevent venous stasis. When ambulating, the calf muscle pump does this. When recumbent, the calf muscle pump is not working. I, therefore, feel that compression hose should be worn while sleeping to improve the venous return. A lesser compression could be used at night. ...Read more

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