Health question

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by mc24, May 5, 2019.

  1. mc24

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    Not sure if this is correct place to ask, but I’ve googled and can’t find anything. Can wearing an ankle holster cause health issues, such as blood clots? Thanks.
     
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  3. M7425

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    Short answer- it depends.

    Long answer- only you can make that decision based on the totality of information. If you have circulatory problems in your legs, diabetes, history of blood clots, etc..., I would consider these carefully, and perhaps an alternative means of carrying. No sense is doing something that could create a problem if you have a condition(s) that predispose you to said problem. I’m not sure if there are any data available on the incidence of thromboembolism with individuals who use ankle holsters. Other clinically-minded GT-ers will likely add their input.
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    Blood clots are a concern mostly from inactivity, like flying long distances or driving long distances, or prolonged inactivity like being bed bound. Ankle rigs are not a biggie. If you have peripheral vascular disease, if you rub a spot raw, it could cause problems with healing.
     
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  5. 1919X

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    Should be no worse than a tight boot, so no issues as long as you are active. At least I hope I am right,never been a fan of ankle holsters but do wear spare mags and medical supplies in them.


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