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When lying in bed, is it advisable to wear hose stockings, plus to have feet up resting on pillows? Or feet up without hose? Or hose without pillows?
I assume: You are doing all this to combat swollen extremities. Elevation of feet is helpful. The hoosiery does not have to be worn at night. It is meant to wear when standing to combat effects of gravity. True elevation is above heart level so the pillows are a good idea. It too though may not be necessary. Most of the time when people awake they have no swelling in the morning with no pillow as well. ...Read more
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?
I have been having blood pulling to my feet can I wear compression stocking.I've also been sedentaryfor 3 months should I see physical therapist?
Go! Go! Go! Go!: Baring any underlying medical conditions or physical limitations, it is to your advantage to get and move. The first step is the hardest but the most important. Set goals and just do it. ...Read more
First left foot swollen now both feet swollen I use two pairs tight socks support stockings is there anything else I can do it seriously?
My feet are just pretty much numb, and some spots have feeling but like I have on thick tights or stockings. Is this a part of radiculopathy or sciati?
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
I am wearing compression stockings because of swelling, now the top of my right foot is numb and my big toe. Could this be from the stockings?
How do compression stocking help with achy legs? Just got some today, I'm In RT school and my veins bulge out of one of my legs now from being on feet
By compressing veins: & potentially decreasing edema (local ? in extracellular water). However, important to not have tourniquet band/effect at top which will undo any benefit; best support from waist/garter belt. Also best to keep moving. Movement is what powers the venous pump so that blood stair-steps through venous valves back to heart, rather than stretching out the veins resulting in varicose veins over time. ...Read more
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