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How important could it be for my mother to wear tight socks for her peripheral edema in her feet and ankles?
Prevention: If edema has been identified to where compression stockings have been recommended, then they should be used daily to help prevent complications related to edema. The proper sizing and fitting of those garments is very important for both comfort and to ensure that they are supplying the correct amount of recommended compression. Hose will control, not cure the edema--they must be used daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Pitted edema both legs, no DVT should I wear support stockings all times, & are calf only supp. Compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?
Calf high works well: The calf muscles act as the main leg circulation pumps so calf compression stockings may work nearly as well as thigh high supports. The other consideration is what strength: consider 30-40 mmhg compression stockings, but recent studies show 20-30 mmhg may work nearly as well, and are easier to put on and take off. Since results vary, consider experimenting with different stocking types. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe pitted edema to knee/ no ankles. feet red.BP 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. have rash that wont go away, fatigue?
Are 30-40mg compression socks supposed to help with swelling? Because they have not helped in that regard.
I can barely stand up: severe lower right back pain, with swelling in middle of back next to spine--started when I was standing putting on sock?
Muscle pull, disc: This is most likely muscle and would ice the back if it recent and later heat. Other causes such as sciatica caused by a slipped disc, nerve injury, bone injury all will need evaluation. See your physicain and if necessary see a specialist like a rheumatologist depending on the differential. ...Read more
If I have CVI below knee wouldn't 30-40 compression socks + elevation reduce some of the swelling? Neither helps in the slightest.
Hello im 26 I have redness hotness swelling from like my sock area down my legs have had it about 4 weeks now its starting on my other leg in the same?
Possible contact der: You may be allergic to the fabric in the socks, itchy? May use white socks for short period of timr. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am 19 yrs old and last year i had a dvt.Will my swelling go away and when will i stop wearing compression socks?
Possibly never: If you had a DVT a year ago and continue to have swelling due to damage to the deep vein valves, you may have to wear compression hose for the forseeable future. There currently is no technology or treatment that can restore deep vein valve function, although many teams are working on the problem. ...Read more
I noticed some red dots on the top of my feet after taking my socks and shoes off today for the first time, no pain, swelling or anything like that.
TOO EARLY: It's too early to tell. See what happens over the next few days. ...Read more
A quick question- what would cause ankle swelling in both ankles? BP normal. No swell in morning. Swell in afternoon. Take off socks/shoes- decreases.
I have had swelling in my left leg for10 years and know it is getting worst with compression socks, what type of doctor should i see?
Extreme swelling in ankles & feet after compression socks swelling controlled bjt can't walk due to pain skin on feet dark blotchy. Scared!
You SHOULD be scared: You could have a really serious problem here. Get to a doctor right away! ...Read more
Why do my legs/feet swell after I fly? I've tried walking on plane & compression socks, but when I take them off, they swell up. Swelling lasts days.
Dependent edema: Try moving your feet up and down. In addition take an occasional walk up and down theisle. There is a plexus of veins at the bottom of the feet. Walking helps moving the blood in the plexus and decreases swelling. ...Read more
Right above my ankle socks, around both legs, is a perfectly light red rash around my ankles about 2 inches wide. There is some swelling.
Any tips on how deal with legs, feet ache and slight swelling around ankles. Due to standin up all day & not b use to it? Do Compression socks help?
The numbness: May or may not be secondary to the swelling. You need to find out why you are getting the swelling: is it chronic venous insufficiency? Hypertension? A leaky heart valve? Kidney problem? Side effect of medication? Too much salt in your diet? An occupation where you stand alot? A follow up with a doctor is the best way to solve the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wore loosely fitted socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare , have SLE?
I have nail infection.there is a swelling sack on the top of the toe of my foot and it hurts so much I can't even wear my socks. What should I do?
Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?
No: you have venous stasis. Any other swelling can be like abscess formation, muscle herniation. Fracture, and if you have the above trust me you will know it right away. My advice if you have good arterial flow get 30-40mmHg compression sock and use them. Cut salt from diet and elevate feet when at rest ...Read more
I sprained my ankle walking Sunday and it had little swelling but today,Thurs I took my socks off and my whole foot is swollen, no pain except ankle?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more