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Can kneehighs cut off circulation?
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Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: Restrict not cut
If the upper band of the knee high is extremely tight and does not have graduated compression, it is possible to cut off circulation similar to a tourniquet but this would tend to produce severe pain.
It is more likely to restrict venous return causing swelling.

In brief: Restrict not cut
If the upper band of the knee high is extremely tight and does not have graduated compression, it is possible to cut off circulation similar to a tourniquet but this would tend to produce severe pain.
It is more likely to restrict venous return causing swelling.
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