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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should you wear diabetes socks at nite while sleeping or just during the day? Swollen feet. His doctor knows and recommended diabetes socks.
"Diabetes" : "diabetes" socks are often a lot of hype. There is no clear benefit to wearing them. The point is that your socks should not make your foot swelling worse.So less elastic at the top is good. More important is to protect your feet since you may have decreased feeling in them from neuropathy. You should wear a good soled shoe or slipper in the home when you walk about. The key question is why are your feet swollen there are many possible causes including: low protein in the blood from kidney disease, congestive heart failure, medication (like amlodipine or actos) and sleep apnea that is not adequately treated. So first find out why your feet are swollen and don't focus on the silly socks. You can wear them any time you wear a sock however. Dan weiss md cde facp pns cpi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 days post lumbar laminectomy. Up and about. Any need to continue compression stockings at night?
I recently switched to a standing desk at work and a friend recommended i wear compression socks to prevent varicose veins. Harmful side effects?
Good Lace up shoes: Wearing good shoes and supports are essential during pregnancy. These help protect the foot. Added weight and swelling can put extra stress on the foot. Loosen the lacing as swelling progresses during the day. Elevate often during the day if possible. In the evening, you can lay on the floor or bed and put your feet up on the wall. The higher the elevation, the faster the swelling decreases. ...Read more
Help with pain post dvt leg knee to ankle, pain at night sleeping. vascular surgeon said continue wear compress/socks(day). put feet up. what else?thx
NSAID: An NSAID (like ibuprofen, naproxen, or high dose aspirin) will help the pain. If you're on an anticoagulant ("blood thinner"), this will increase the risk of bleeding but can still be used if you're not having bleeding problems. (and I would let your doc know what you're doing and why). ...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 4 more doctor answers
What would be good socks to wear. I bought hanes socks and two months later they feel itchy every time i wear them. Do i need to wear 100% cotton.
Check your blend: Various materials can cause irritation to your skin. Wool will keep your feet warm, but they are quite itchy. Cotton indeed, would be a good choice. Also look in to "wicking" socks, which are actually a synthetic blend. The fibers are aligned as to draw moisture away from the skin. ...Read more
No: If your feet are cold, socks will help. ...Read more
Hx of DVT wear stockings on Coumadin (warfarin) at nite when hose off and lay down I have bil groin pain?
I wear compression socks for lymphedema. I stand for 8 hours per day. My leg hurts. What can I use to help prevent the hurt?
Compression pump: Lymphedema is chronic condition that is tough to manage. The basic involve good stockings adequate compression strength durability & fitted properly stockings & home message and breathing exercises. Next step involves intermittent sequential compression pump to remove excess swelling the first steps haven't removed. Make sure the basic are covered. Weight loss may help. Don't get discouraged! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need to ask : Your surgeon what they expect. Personally, I have never made any of my patients do this , but would still ask the doc first. ...Read more
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