compression hoisery

  1. has anyone found a brand of the compression stockings that they like in particular and are the best quality? i'm planning to order a few pairs off of allheart.com, but there are so many different brands...
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Sunshine0425
    I swear by nursemates full support compression stockings. I love them and make my legs still feel good after 12 hour clinicals.
  4. by   Megsd
    Quote from Sunshine0425
    I swear by nursemates full support compression stockings. I love them and make my legs still feel good after 12 hour clinicals.
    Do you wear the knee-highs or the full pantyhose?
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I love my thigh-high closed toe TEDs.
  6. by   suzy253
    I wore knee high Nursemates when I started clinical in school and they worked well.
    Now almost everything is way to warm for me to deal with.
  7. by   Bonny619
    The most important thing is making sure you find the right fit.
  8. by   Daytonite
    I have, for many years, worn custom made Jobst compression stockings. I have to remove my Jobst stockings several times a day because my legs become fatigued from wearing them. You have to have a doctor's order for them and a pocket full of money! However, I can have all kinds of comfort fitting features constructed into them. You can also buy a lower compression Jobst stocking off the rack. They run along the same level of compression as a TED stocking. These are much different than what the hosiery industry call their support nylons because they are actually exerting an external pressure against your leg to push the blood into the internal blood vessels in your limb. You are wise to do this to slow the progression of varicosities.
  9. by   mommy_xo
    Quote from Bonny619
    The most important thing is making sure you find the right fit.
    that's the main issue im concerned about. nursemates has so many different pressures: firm compression (11-13mmHg), moderate (8-10mmHg), and medically correct compression (15-20mmHg)...too bad i can't try any on before i buy! haha
  10. by   Bonny619
    also calf size, find a brand that gives you measurements, not just a small/med/large.
  11. by   pantyhose_slave
    I wear the nurse mates, the higher the compression the better you will feel. Even their full support pantyhose are good.
  12. by   midcom
    How do you keep the knee highs from rolling down your leg? I love the way they make my legs feel but once they start rolling, I might as well take them off because they keep going down and that really hurts.
    Dixie
  13. by   pantyhose_slave
    Quote from midcom
    How do you keep the knee highs from rolling down your leg? I love the way they make my legs feel but once they start rolling, I might as well take them off because they keep going down and that really hurts.
    Dixie

    I wear the full support pantyhose with control tops!
  14. by   NurseLatteDNP
    I love my Jobst stockings. My legs hurt less and I don't have any swelling on my feet (from the pregnancy) after a 12-13 hour shift. I have the high compression ones and they are knee high. No problems with them rolling down, but the downside is the price. I payed $36 for one pair at a medical supply store in my town. They better last me for years.

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