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What are dvt socks?

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Answer # 1 #
  • They aid with recovery.
  • They provide additional protection.
  • They come in different styles.
  • They can be too tight for some.
  • They are uncomfortable to wear in certain conditions.
  • They cause itchiness and dry skin.
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Answer # 2 #

Description Compression stockings are a specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of, venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic compression garments worn around the leg, compressing the limb. Wikipedia

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Answer # 3 #

Compression socks – or compression stockings – are specialized socks that apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles. They can help improve blood flow from your legs to your heart.

“Compression socks have also been shown to help decrease swelling and pain in the legs and ankles,” explains Sathish Mohan, M.D., a vascular specialist with Riverside Medical Group.  “By applying pressure to the legs, they reduce the extra fluid in the legs, reduce inflammation, and ultimately improve blood flow through the veins to the heart.

You can purchase compression socks at most pharmacies, big box stores and many online retailers. Depending on the type of compression sock that’s right for you, you may need a doctor’s prescription and/or professional fitting for maximum results.

There are three main types of compression socks or stockings:

Compression socks can be beneficial for many conditions. Your doctor may recommend you wear compression socks for:

Compression socks can be useful for other situations, too:

If you wear compression stockings, you should put on your compression socks or stockings just like any other socks – starting with pulling it over your foot and unrolling up your leg. If you have trouble sliding the compression sock on, try using a small amount of talcum powder on your feet or legs. Try to pull the compression sock all the way up, so that the compression is well dispersed across your feet and legs. Try not to let the sock bunch up in any certain place. Your compression socks should fit securely and tightly over your skin but should not be painful.

You can wear your compression socks all day by putting them on when getting dressed in the morning, and take them off before bed (unless your doctor advises otherwise). You may need to get used to wearing compression socks but, if they fit correctly, they should not be painful or overly bothersome to wear for most or all of the day. You should buy at least two pairs of compression socks so that you can wash and dry them between each use, just like any other socks or stockings.

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