• Has anyone had any luck finding socks that don't cut off the circulation?

    Asked by GlassCal on Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Has anyone had any luck finding socks that don't cut off the circulation?

    About a month ago, I was doing something for maybe three minutes tops holding my left leg in the same position and it fell completely asleep. Everything has "come back" except a tapping motion in my foot, so I need to keep an eye on it and would like to get as much circulation and nerve function as possible to that foot. Any brand names and/or stores names would be helplful. I alerted my Oncologist to this leg/foot issue and he has since referred me to a Neurologist to watch for MS! MS too?!! Ahhhhh...! 8-O

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    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      WalMart has a diabetic sock which I find more in the men's section that is comfy, soft, and non binding. They were great when my legs were the size of the Good Year blimp - each.

      over 4 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear GlassCal,

      Hi. I'm Aliza, a BC patient and the site's unofficial Medical Librarian. I offer advice (usually non medical [Librarians don't offer medical advice as a matter of professional ethics and well, it's illegal as well. It's practicing medicine sans license]). But I offer referrals to doctors, hospitals/institutions, agencies, etc. and research when required/requested.

      Yours is a relatively simple question to answer and there's more than one answer, but I'm going to refer you to an online store called wwwdothealthyfootstoredotcom. I hope you can follow that. I'm sorry I have to list the URL this way but if I list it the normal way, they'll delete it. The store offers a toll free number where you can phone to get advice as they offer all kinds of different socks for all kinds of problem feet, so I suggest you call.

      I hope this solves your sock problem and that your diagnosis doesn't turn out to be more serious than what brought you here in the first place. That's enough (more than) to deal with!!

      If I can do anything else for you, please don't hesitate to ask. Message me here or email me offsite.

      Warm wishes,

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Take a deep breath. I think your oncologist is being cautions and making sure nothing else is the matter, which is why he referred you to a Neurologist. Sometimes having cancer means being test for TB if you cough too much (ok that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I did have a brain scan when I became woozy from too much BP meds)

      I found that wearing low cut sport socks really helped when I was having issues with swelling.

      over 4 years ago
    • GlassCal's Avatar

      Thanks! :-)

      over 4 years ago

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