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Are Compression Stockings Safe To Wear On A Sprained Ankle?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: they want to destroy th emain great safroheius vein in my leg vein because it is moderateratly incompetent.i had ultrasound done last monrh.in march it was compent with no vein problem.i had surgery on that leg 3 years ago and have severe apin in the hip all three hamstrings were ruptured and repaired 3 years ago with scar tissue covering th siatic nerve plus ai have a spriened left foot .my toes on the left foot sre going numb .I don't want to get the vein destroyed yet because its only moderste plus Iwant to know if I should wear the compression stocking if my anke is sprsined.can oi hold off on the vein surgery for a few months or more to see if it gwts worse or improves
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Well, it's your call..

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HealthcareMagic..

I thank you for posting your query here and I'm definitely going to help you out.
I read your question completely and have understood it well.

Please note..
1. As a surgeon, we always recommend surgery as the treatment of choice. This can provide you complete relief.

2. But, ultimate call is yours to take.

3. If you are fine with Stockings and can manage conservatively then yes, it's great..

4. But, this problem usually proceeds further. And hence they recommend surgery and destruction of vein.

Hope it help you. In case you need further assistance, please contact me back.
Or, you can close the question and rate.. Take care
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Follow up: Dr. Manjunath Metri (10 hours later)
thank you for the reply.arecompression stocking dangerous to wear if you have siatic nerve damage in your leg?also I have a sprained anke in my foot also that isn't severly hurting but the compression stocking are so tight on my foot I am afraid it will worsen my foot sprain.would I be okay to hold off on the comporesion stocking until my foot sprain heals?

I am definitely seeing the foot sdoctor soon plus the vascular surgeoun soon so I will ask them these gusetions.i do appreatiete your time and wish you a good day.
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Compression Stockings are recommended for you..

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome back..
I thank you for getting back with answers and further questions.

Please note..

1. Compression Stockings are recommended for you, even in case of sprain..

2. And, definitely you have to take a final call on the surgery part

3. Do not worry, you can ask further questions if you are having doubts.

Take care..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Manjunath Metri (8 minutes later)
yes sir I do appreciate you emailing me back in a timely manner .you are very mi=muc appreciated.i wastold just recently to wear thecompression hose and since I have the sprained ankle I was walking to see the foot doctor next week at the appointment since I just had my mri on my foot to see what he stated about the anke sprain and the comporession stocking.ho often do I need to keep the stockings on during the day?do I wear them the entire time I am sleeping or can I sleep without them on ?
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You can take off while sleeping

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome back..

Please note..

1. Yes, it's better if you wear entire day..

2. You can take off the stockings, when sleeping..

3. But, please wear it regularly..

Hope this helps you..
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Manjunath Metri (17 minutes later)
yes iappreciate you very much replying in a timely manner and letting me kow its okay to take off whilre sleeping thank you
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Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome..

Detailed Answer:
I appreciate you too, you were clear with your doubts..
Take care.. God bless.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Are Compression Stockings Safe To Wear On A Sprained Ankle?

Brief Answer: Well, it's your call.. Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome to HealthcareMagic.. I thank you for posting your query here and I'm definitely going to help you out. I read your question completely and have understood it well. Please note.. 1. As a surgeon, we always recommend surgery as the treatment of choice. This can provide you complete relief. 2. But, ultimate call is yours to take. 3. If you are fine with Stockings and can manage conservatively then yes, it's great.. 4. But, this problem usually proceeds further. And hence they recommend surgery and destruction of vein. Hope it help you. In case you need further assistance, please contact me back. Or, you can close the question and rate.. Take care