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Q&A: I have to fly in 2 days, should I wear flight socks?

Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC
April 14, 2018

Question: I hurt my foot yesterday halfway towards the toes. I have to fly in 2 days. Should I wear flight socks? My foot is slightly swollen. I've been resting with the foot up. I can walk on it. It hurts a little bit. The flight is 7 hours long.

Answer: If the compression is comfortable and supportive, you can certainly wear them for your flight. In general with long travel, compression stockings will help support the superficial vein system and lower your risk of developing a DVT (deep vein thrombosis).

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