Will I get a blood clot if I wear a lace-up ankle brace with straps on the airplane? There is no metal in it. Would it help with swelling? Thank you!

Need to see brace. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful advice without looking at the brace. With or without it, you can reduce you risk of clot formation by moving your legs. You may consult this site for suggestions: https://www.locationrebel.com/airplane-excercises/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!

How tight? If the brace is not tight so as to interfere with venous return, it would not add to the risk of blood clots. If the brace has metal in it you may have to go through extra-screening at the airport. If it not medically indicated you may wish to leave it home. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...