Is my leg swelling normal after having a blood clot?

It is common to have leftover swelling in the leg after the initial treatment of a blood clot in your leg (DVT). When you wear graduated compression stockings (pressure stockings that are tighter around your ankle and get looser as they move up your leg) daily, they help increase blood flow in the legs and reduce swelling. There is a complication of DVT called post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) that has many of the same symptoms of a DVT and is due to damaged valves. This is more common in blood clots experienced in the upper part of the leg.