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Old 11-18-2022, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I don't have experience with compression socks. Wish I did.

I wonder if you could get insurance to pay for them using a medical supply store?

I guess we'll see if this is all that is wrong with your feet. I hope it will be something easy like buying compression socks

Thanks for replying. Since I know absolutely nothing about compression socks, I started this thread:
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Vascular dr said my vein was leaking & that the procedure is they have to have me do this sock thing first for as little as a month BEFORE they can put in for the vein ablation procedure, in which I surely don't want to have to do that!

In the meantime though, yes, I do plan to try the physical therapy also. I've started to wonder if compression socks are alright for people who've had achilles tendon ruptures. I'll ask TV dr. See, I have 2 separate issues going on w/ my foot, so I'm working w/ 2 types of specialists (podiatrist & vascular).
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Old 12-07-2022, 09:07 AM
 
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Update from 2nd Podiatrist Appt:

I saw a 2nd podiatrist the other day & not much was said. She obtained the 3 x-ray reports I took, said due to the leaking vein she wanted to refer to vascular dr. I said I've seen one & he said to wear compression socks & she agreed. I asked if people just wear them forever & she said yes. She said as one ages, the veins tend to leak. I asked if I'd ever need any kind of surgery down the road & she said not for swelling. I was doing all the asking of questions more than what she was saying. She encourages some walking & definitely elevating the foot. She said to wear the sock on BOTH legs & not just my affected one from the moment I wake to when I go to bed. (Now my TV podiatrist said to do physical therapy, which would help w/ the swelling so) I asked if PT would help & she said no. So no real answers.
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Old 12-07-2022, 11:55 AM
 
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Update from 2nd Podiatrist Appt:

I saw a 2nd podiatrist the other day & not much was said. She obtained the 3 x-ray reports I took, said due to the leaking vein she wanted to refer to vascular dr. I said I've seen one & he said to wear compression socks & she agreed. I asked if people just wear them forever & she said yes. She said as one ages, the veins tend to leak. I asked if I'd ever need any kind of surgery down the road & she said not for swelling. I was doing all the asking of questions more than what she was saying. She encourages some walking & definitely elevating the foot. She said to wear the sock on BOTH legs & not just my affected one from the moment I wake to when I go to bed. (Now my TV podiatrist said to do physical therapy, which would help w/ the swelling so) I asked if PT would help & she said no. So no real answers.
If I were you.... I'd get the physical therapy started. I was very happy with my PT and I really liked being able to ask lots of questions while I was there. My doctors were great but it was my physical therapist who restored me.

I'd also walk as much as possible and break up the sitting whenever you can.
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Old 12-07-2022, 05:31 PM
 
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If I were you.... I'd get the physical therapy started. I was very happy with my PT and I really liked being able to ask lots of questions while I was there. My doctors were great but it was my physical therapist who restored me.

I'd also walk as much as possible and break up the sitting whenever you can.

Thanks a lot for your info! Did you have the same condition as me (vein leakage)? How many weeks of PT did you do before you saw improvement? Did you wear a compression sock in the meanttime? I asked my GP & they're putting in for the referral today! My first podiatrist I saw did say PT will help, but since I paid out-of-pocket to see her quicker, anyone she refers me to may not accpet my insurance, so I went through my GP.
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Old 12-08-2022, 06:53 PM
 
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Thanks a lot for your info! Did you have the same condition as me (vein leakage)? How many weeks of PT did you do before you saw improvement? Did you wear a compression sock in the meanttime? I asked my GP & they're putting in for the referral today! My first podiatrist I saw did say PT will help, but since I paid out-of-pocket to see her quicker, anyone she refers me to may not accpet my insurance, so I went through my GP.
No I had different severe injuries, broken left wrist and broken right elbow. My PT gave me constant advice about when to wear the braces, the slings, wraps, movement, etc. I asked her questions almost the whole time. She was the one who managed my care and reported results to the doctor. I didn't have insurance, I was cash pay. I went 2 times a week 2 hours each time for 3 months.
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Old 12-08-2022, 09:37 PM
 
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No I had different severe injuries, broken left wrist and broken right elbow. My PT gave me constant advice about when to wear the braces, the slings, wraps, movement, etc. I asked her questions almost the whole time. She was the one who managed my care and reported results to the doctor. I didn't have insurance, I was cash pay. I went 2 times a week 2 hours each time for 3 months.

I see, thanks for replying again. Well, I hope you're doing well these days! I've got a little ways to go to hopefully be back to normal! I'm praying all the time & my loved one are praying for me too.
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Old 02-23-2023, 09:57 AM
 
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UPDATE - It's now Feb 2023.

My feet (R foot had started getting swollen too) seem to be doing better! I finally started the PT on Feb 6th & had 3 sessions so far (1x/wk for 45-60 min). After that 2nd session, my R foot that was more swollen than my original L foot swollenness was really decreased in swollenness! It got swollen again, but so far it seems never as puffy as it was.

In the meantime, I was waiting to see my GP again to get an MRI on my R foot, which I had never gotten done yet. She said an x-ray needs to be done first before the MRI, so I'm waiting for that paperwork to come through.

I still wear the compression socks..not daily, but maybe every other day. At times, I've skipped 2 days in a row. They've seemed to help my L foot, but not really the R. The PT helped w/ the R.
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Old 02-24-2023, 07:11 AM
 
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UPDATE - It's now Feb 2023.

My feet (R foot had started getting swollen too) seem to be doing better! I finally started the PT on Feb 6th & had 3 sessions so far (1x/wk for 45-60 min). After that 2nd session, my R foot that was more swollen than my original L foot swollenness was really decreased in swollenness! It got swollen again, but so far it seems never as puffy as it was.

In the meantime, I was waiting to see my GP again to get an MRI on my R foot, which I had never gotten done yet. She said an x-ray needs to be done first before the MRI, so I'm waiting for that paperwork to come through.

I still wear the compression socks..not daily, but maybe every other day. At times, I've skipped 2 days in a row. They've seemed to help my L foot, but not really the R. The PT helped w/ the R.


Thanks for checking in. I'm glad to hear that at least one foot seems better. Hopefully your GP gets the xray and MRI done shortly, not making you wait months.
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Old 02-24-2023, 09:36 AM
 
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Thanks for checking in. I'm glad to hear that at least one foot seems better. Hopefully your GP gets the xray and MRI done shortly, not making you wait months.

Thanks a lot for your concern! I'm glad too that both feet are better than before. But yes, still need to see what's going on w/ the R foot. My dr's office moves as slowly as a snail, so I think I'll email them right now so I don't get lost in the shuffle & don't get the paperwork for mos.
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