Is your leg supposed to hurt when you wear compression stockings?

Around my knee was hurting, and the doctor said I'm now getting varicose veins. Current treatment is to wear stockings and take Daflon, but now when I wear the compression gd 2 stockings, my entire leg is hurting.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Your pain may be more likely caused by incorrect fitting hose or even perhaps too much pressure. I typically put my patients into class 1 20-30 mmHg which gives them relief. I do not use Daflon but prefer to ultrasound scan my patients and treat the underlying venous reflux, usually saphenous veins. We treat with endovenous laser ablation will seal this vein and I remove the larger bulging surface veins with microphlebectomy.

Published on Dec 07, 2017

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Your pain may be more likely caused by incorrect fitting hose or even perhaps too much pressure. I typically put my patients into class 1 20-30 mmHg which gives them relief. I do not use Daflon but prefer to ultrasound scan my patients and treat the underlying venous reflux, usually saphenous veins. We treat with endovenous laser ablation will seal this vein and I remove the larger bulging surface veins with microphlebectomy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Heart and Vein Center

You are supposed to have compression but no pain. It is possible you have the wrong size compression stockings. Other common problem is the stockings not well stretched in the back of the knees.

Compression stockings will not make to to have more varicose veins if they are properly sized and applied.

Dr Farhy

Published on Jan 10, 2012

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

You are supposed to have compression but no pain. It is possible you have the wrong size compression stockings. Other common problem is the stockings not well stretched in the back of the knees.

Compression stockings will not make to to have more varicose veins if they are properly sized and applied.

Dr Farhy

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

No, I would suggest a consult with a vein specialist.

Published on Jan 10, 2012

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

No, I would suggest a consult with a vein specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology

You may want to rule out peripheral artery disease to ensure there is not an underlying problem. You should certainly discuss this with your physician.

Published on Sep 06, 2011

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Answered by Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology

You may want to rule out peripheral artery disease to ensure there is not an underlying problem. You should certainly discuss this with your physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Your leg should not hurt when you wear compression stockings. In fact, the stockings should help your leg discomfort. They could be fitting improperly. I have no confidence in daflon as a primary treatment for varicose veins. You should have a venous ultrasound exam to evaluate your deep and superficial systems and be seen by a vein specialist.

Published on Jun 12, 2011

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Your leg should not hurt when you wear compression stockings. In fact, the stockings should help your leg discomfort. They could be fitting improperly. I have no confidence in daflon as a primary treatment for varicose veins. You should have a venous ultrasound exam to evaluate your deep and superficial systems and be seen by a vein specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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