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

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).

About Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC

Jilanne is Phoenix Metros only Doctorate Nurse Practitioner that has been trained extensively by a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, an Interventional Radiologist, and an Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. Rose is highly regarded by patients and physicians who seek her out because of her expertise in vein disease, her commitment to compassionate care, and her excellent success rates. As a peripheral vascular specialist that has performed well over 10,000 vascular interventions, Dr. Rose is dedicated to helping patients achieve a pain free, healthy and happy life.