I sprained my ankle mildly about a week ago, and have been using an elastic bandage on doctor’s recommendation. Normally I wear below-the-knee pressure stockings for varicose veins. I am still having pain but I think it’s because I haven’t worn my pressure stocking for the last week–only the elastic bandage on my ankle. Could my veins be getting worse? The sprain is mild and I am able to walk on it. The pain is now above my ankle, mostly. When not walking, I keep my leg elevated. How can I tell when I can stop using the bandage and go back to my pressure stocking? Thank you!