Does anyone wear compression hose/socks. It was recommended to me to help alleviate foot and leg fatigue and prevent varicose veins. But just a quick look at options was a bit overwhelming. There are different strengths (12-30mmHg), different lengths (knee-highs, thigh-highs, and full pantyhose). Any suggestions from those of you who have tried them? Thanks!
May 7, '09
It can be really overwhelming when choosing for the right compression stockings. Also you have to make sure that the stockings that you get are the right size, because if it is too small it will apply way too much external pressure making your legs feel even more tired. and if the stockings are too big it will just not provide the compression you need.
Also make sure that the stockings that you are getting are graduated compression. because there are some that labels itself as compression stockings but they are just common stockings that provide uniform compression. The difference is that graduated compression applies 100% of the indicated compression on your ankle and gradually decreased compression as it goes upward. This is good because it simulates better the natural flow of the veins. This makes your legs feel more relaxed.
I hope this helps.
Last edit by Elvish on May 11, '09
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