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How can compression stockings help with deep vein thrombosis?

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The most common style of these special socks go from the arch of your foot to just below or above your knee. They can relieve the pain and swelling in your legs, and they help prevent more clots. Compression stockings come in different levels of pressure. You can get mild ones over the counter, but you'll need to get fitted and a prescription for stronger ones. Your doctor will help you figure out what kind you need.

From: What You Can Do About DVT WebMD Medical Reference

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Charles Cutler, MD, chairman, American College of Physicians’ board of regents; internist, Norristown, PA.

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - Blood Clot Forming in a Vein," "Treatments of DVT and PE," "Facts."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "How is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated?"

FDA: "Generic Enoxaparin Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Charles Cutler, MD, chairman, American College of Physicians’ board of regents; internist, Norristown, PA.

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - Blood Clot Forming in a Vein," "Treatments of DVT and PE," "Facts."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "How is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated?"

FDA: "Generic Enoxaparin Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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