Neuropathy - Do Compression Stockings Help?

Posted by charlesbrown @charlesbrown, Aug 18 9:46pm

Does anyone else wear compression stockings for their Neuropathy. My feet hurt 24 hrs away.

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Hello @charlesbrown, Welcome to Connect. I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy and I wear compression stockings but they are not for my neuropathy. The compression stockings for me are to help with my lymphedema and to control swelling in my legs. I do think it helps with my blood flow and circulation in the legs. I can tell you that I am extremely happy to take them off every night as I don't particularly like the way they feel on my legs and feet during the day. You will notice that we added to your discussion title to better describe what your discussion is about and hopefully bring in more members to share their experience.

I have not seen any research that compression socks help neuropathy other than advertising for the stockings. There is another discussion you might find helpful since you mentioned that your feet hurt all the time.
— Vick’s Vapor Rub for Neuropathy Pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/vicks-vapor-rub/

Do you mind sharing a little more about your neuropathy diagnosis and any treatments you've tried?

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@johnbishop

Hello @charlesbrown, Welcome to Connect. I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy and I wear compression stockings but they are not for my neuropathy. The compression stockings for me are to help with my lymphedema and to control swelling in my legs. I do think it helps with my blood flow and circulation in the legs. I can tell you that I am extremely happy to take them off every night as I don't particularly like the way they feel on my legs and feet during the day. You will notice that we added to your discussion title to better describe what your discussion is about and hopefully bring in more members to share their experience.

I have not seen any research that compression socks help neuropathy other than advertising for the stockings. There is another discussion you might find helpful since you mentioned that your feet hurt all the time.
— Vick’s Vapor Rub for Neuropathy Pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/vicks-vapor-rub/

Do you mind sharing a little more about your neuropathy diagnosis and any treatments you've tried?

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I certainly agree with you I can’t wait to get them off at night and they do not help my neuropathy

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@johnbishop

Hello @charlesbrown, Welcome to Connect. I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy and I wear compression stockings but they are not for my neuropathy. The compression stockings for me are to help with my lymphedema and to control swelling in my legs. I do think it helps with my blood flow and circulation in the legs. I can tell you that I am extremely happy to take them off every night as I don't particularly like the way they feel on my legs and feet during the day. You will notice that we added to your discussion title to better describe what your discussion is about and hopefully bring in more members to share their experience.

I have not seen any research that compression socks help neuropathy other than advertising for the stockings. There is another discussion you might find helpful since you mentioned that your feet hurt all the time.
— Vick’s Vapor Rub for Neuropathy Pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/vicks-vapor-rub/

Do you mind sharing a little more about your neuropathy diagnosis and any treatments you've tried?

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Try Curad brand for compression socks. They work wonders. I love wearing mine when necessary. However, do not apply any ointment of any sort before putting them on.
It would be uncomfortable.

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I found this on Healthline concerning your question and wanted to share,
“Compression socks are typically safe to wear if you follow a doctor’s guidance and the manufacturer’s instructions. Overusing compression socks and wearing them incorrectly can break your skin and create conditions where an infection can start.”
If you’re not standing on your feet all day causing your feet or legs to hurt you may be over using the stockings. As it was pointed out they have there place as therapy but in the correct situation.

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@jenatsky

I found this on Healthline concerning your question and wanted to share,
“Compression socks are typically safe to wear if you follow a doctor’s guidance and the manufacturer’s instructions. Overusing compression socks and wearing them incorrectly can break your skin and create conditions where an infection can start.”
If you’re not standing on your feet all day causing your feet or legs to hurt you may be over using the stockings. As it was pointed out they have there place as therapy but in the correct situation.

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That's the reason I put skin moisturizer on my feet and legs every night after taking off the compression socks. The compression socks definitely help with my lymphedema and keep the leg swelling down during the day.

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John, I guess I responded to the wrong person in this thread. Fortunately I don’t have this issue just PN due to spinal issues.

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@jenatsky

John, I guess I responded to the wrong person in this thread. Fortunately I don’t have this issue just PN due to spinal issues.

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I think it’s good information. Thanks for sharing it.

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