I suffer from chronic leg pain, bothering me mostly at night when I am trying to go to sleep. My legs ache and burn and have an irresistible urge to move a times. This pain is in my feet and ankles as well as my calves. I have been told I have neuropathy as well as restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to get to sleep because of this pain.
However, my indigent care physicians have a policy against prescribing pain meds, and do not cover referrals for pain management. I cannot take any over the counter pain med other than Tylenol because of being on some other medications. I have spent many many sleepless nights because I had no way to deal with the pain.
So, I started doing some reading on home remedies for chronic pain, and found an article, I don't remember where, that recommended compression socks for chronic leg pain. I ok'ed it with my doctor and got a pair to try and see if I could find some relief.
Miracle of miracles, my pain for the past week has been under control. Not entirely gone, but quite manageable. Estimating, I would say 75 percent of my nighttime leg pain has been relieved and I can now, most nights anyway, fall asleep without breaking into tears of pain and frustration.
Please remember, compression stockings, while they require no prescription, are still a medical device. If you think you would like to try them please PLEASE check with your doctor first.View Thread