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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
I have dvt, pe 2 yrs ago, take blood thinners & wear compression stocking. Have bad low back pain last 24 hrs & large bruise behind knee. Advise pls.
Need exam: Sounds like you need a physical examination and blood work to recheck your inr level in your blood. You probably have a hematoma (blood collection) behind your knee. Sometimes these need to be drained. An exam is important to make sure you are not having neurological changes related to the back pain that might also mandate intervention. Don't delay! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I just had a surgery. My physician told me to wear compression stockings. Can I wear them overnight?
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
(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?
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 or should you wear compression stockings when exercising? Running? Biking? Would it help with sport related injury to leg muscle or ankleinjury?
After having a DVT where clot is behind knee, is it better to wear compression stockings below knee or above?
Depends: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a very immobile person. Would it be wise and safe to wear compression socks/stockings since I have a family history of blood disorders?
Probably not, Matt: You've 19 and you're so inactive you're thinking of wearing a old person's compression stockings rather than go talk a walk or play a ball game with your friends? What's up, buddy? This isn't you. Is someone interfering with your doing the things that a normal teenager gets to do? Perhaps your family physician can help you find a happier way to live. That's what I'll bet you really want. ...Read more
I wear a thigh high compression stocking for my 45 day old dvt. My Coumadin (warfarin) is at therapeutic levels. Can i swim? If so with or without stocking?
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