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acatalepsy

730d

I was told a couple years ago that I have varicose veins. They are progressively getting worse and are quite painful (located in the backs/ sides of my knees & my ankles/feet). I know compression socks are supposed to help, but I have a tactile problem with over restrictive clothes or uncomfortable fabric. Is there anything else that might help slow their progression down and/or help with the pain?

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    • Zel7

      725d

      I'm not sure if this would help for this particular issue, but I've seen kinesiology tape used instead of compression socks for edema. Maybe that could be an option here too? A few specifically placed strips of tape instead of a full sock or sleeve could maybe be less of an issue.

    • Zel7

      725d

      I'm not sure if this would help for this particular issue, but I've seen kinesiology tape used instead of compression socks for edema. Maybe that could be an option here too? A few specifically placed strips of tape instead of a full sock or sleeve could maybe be less of an issue.

    • Rach13579

      729d

      I got some compression socks that are not as restrictive and love them…. The tight ones are way too uncomfortable to me. It seems to help quite a bit.

    • InconclusiveResults

      730d

      I have the same issue, so I'm curious to see what other folks have to say! Also, I have tried compression sleeves instead of full socks and it does help a little bit!

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