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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 more
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
I have venous insuffiency, I wear compression stockings. Am I more prone to get DVTs from venous insuffiency?
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
I was diagnosed in ER today with Chronic superficial venous thrombosis of lower left extremity and sent home. Can I wear compression stockings now?
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
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
Dvt: They are the best possible choice yet dvt can sometimes occur ...Read more
I just had a surgery. My physician told me to wear compression stockings. Can I wear them overnight?
TED hose: Thrombo embolism deterrent stockings are made to be worn over night and have a low enough pressure that they can be worn safely. ...Read more
(superficial blood clot). When I go swimming do I have to wear compression stockings in the pool? If not needed how long the period without?
Can or should you wear compression stockings when exercising? Running? Biking? Would it help with sport related injury to leg muscle or ankleinjury?
Controversial as to benefit but clearly of help in the recovery stage post exercise
Yet no downside to use during exercise ...Read more
After having a DVT where clot is behind knee, is it better to wear compression stockings below knee or above?
Once a diagnosis has been made, and anticoagulants (blood thinners)
have been started and the patient's condition is stable, the md may recommend ambulation (walking) and compression stockings to prevent other clots. The stockings are graduated in pressure starting at the ankle. The md most familiar with you current condition should be consulted on thigh high or knee high hose. ...Read more
How long after dvt should I wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?
Do you know the status of your deep venous system? After a DVT there may be damage such as obstruction or reflux. If this is the case you are at risk for skin changes developing in your legs. These can result in ulceration.
You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. Long term compression may be advisable for you. Good luck.
David Fox, MD, FACS
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If you wear compression stockings too tight can that cause a DVT? I have the thigh high one and I took them off next day thigh hurts! What is this?
Yes: You need to get the right size If too tight you can have pain after taking them off The muscles and skin rebound causing discomfort make sure they are the right size ...Read more
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
Is it dangerous to wear compression stockings if a chf, patient has some edema, fluid on lungs, and disolving blood clots in the lungs?
Stockings: The situations you have listed are the very situations for which stockings are recommended. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear a 18mmhg compression stockings while recovering from leg injury caused by Running? Like swollen muscles & visible spider veins?
7 days post lumbar laminectomy. Up and about. Any need to continue compression stockings at night?
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
Forever: They help as long as you use them but do not cure the underlying problem. ...Read more
Styling: There are dozens of companies that sell lines of stockings. You will need to investigate your choices carefully; what may look nice, my not be quality. First, understand what level of compression you need from your clinician. Then make it to a store that carries multiple brands so that you can feel the differences. From there you can begin to make choices for yourself. Follow the care instructions ...Read more
Medical supply store: Your physician can prescribe compression stockings for you which can generally be obtained at a medical supply store or pharmacy where they will properly measure you. You can also order fitted compression stockings online and the company will give you instructions on how to properly measure your legs so as to get the right size stocking for you. ...Read more
Yes: If you think a specific treatment may help you, speak up and ask your doctor if the treatment would be of benefit. ...Read more
Probably not...: Entirely. Although very tight, hard to put on, sometimes hard to take off, always hot in the summertime, and people often really don't like them, most will say, in all honesty, that they make their legs feel better despite everything. ...Read more
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