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Would compression sleeves that cover calves help with foot swelling?

59 year old male with varicose veins in both legs. I am traveling in Asia and only have sleeves that cover from the ankle protrusions to just below the knee. I will only have regular socks and running shoes for my feet. I had pretty bad swelling of the foot and ankle for about ten days after the flights over here. Would it be a good idea to put those compression sleeves on before beginning the 25 hour travel marathon to return home to the usa? Thanks
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Your trip is well over at this point but for those reading, here is some information about swelling in feet. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-swollen-feet
And some information on using compression stockings https://www.webmd.com/dvt/choose-compression-stockings
Best of luck to all.
15695260 tn?1549593113
I'm following up with you and was wondering if the sleeve did indeed help?
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