Should I wear support hose? - page 2
So I just started working and I know I should probably wear support hose.. But I cannot work in panty hose.. no way.. not gonna happen... Are the support socks good enough? I don't want to end up with vericose veins from working... Read More
- 1Aug 22, '08 by CorvusQuote from Marie_LPN/off topicI loooooove my support hose. Wouldn't trade them for anything.
I have the thigh-high version since my leg pain was on my outer thighs. Love them.
I recommend them to anyone!
Marie, I have a cat that looks just like your avatar!
I had to colour in his pupils. Darn flash.
- 0Aug 22, '08 by Ruby VeeQuote from ms.williamshave you tried "just my size"? (justmysize.com, i think.)can anyone tell me where to get support knee hi stockings from. i am a full figure nurse with naturally very large legs, (calves and ankles). i work 12 hour shifts and reallyneed the support , but the panty hose are entirely too warm. i am having problems finding knee hi stockings that are large enough. please send any websites or suggestions. it would be greatly appreciated.
- 0Aug 22, '08 by casiI used to wear knee high support socks that I got from Target and they worked wonders for what I needed them for. Every morning I would leave work with painful puffy feet. Once I invested in the support socks the pain pretty much stopped.
I don't wear them anymore because it turned out that I had something else going on and onceI got it controled with meds the poofy painful feet pretty much stopped.
- 0Sep 5, '11 by xtxrnQuote from ruby veeyou're not alone ruby vee- i can't stand them either.wear support hose if they are comfortable for you. lots of people swear by them. they make my legs hurt like crazy, though, so i don't wear them. i can't be the only person who can't stand support hose!
op- i had my veins stripped the christmas before nursing school graduation and had the sort that required a satin foot cover to get the stupid things on. i looked like a bent bratwurst. :d one of the veins grew back gnarly, since the doc did a partial 'strip' on that side in case i needed a cabg in the future (i was 21 at the time). so, had them stripped clean the second time. i didn't wear them post-op because of the sutures sticking out- but had ace wraps.
as for regular use while working- i never did. i had nasty veins when i was normal weight- was predisposed to them. working didn't help, but it wasn't the be all end all reason i had them.
unless they're an md order- wear them if you want, don't if you don't.....but if you do, plan on being hot. also check latex if you've got allergies.
- 0Sep 5, '11 by czyjaQuote from TigerGalLETo the best of my knowledge there is no evidence that suggests support hose will prevent varicose veins.\ I don't want to end up with vericose veins from working long 12 hour shifts....
That said, they sure make the day easier. I have worked on my feet since I was a kid on the farm. At age 46 there is no way I could make it through a shift without em.
As an aside, I was assured by an Iraq war vet that there are a sizeable number of our men in uniform that wear support panyhose on marches and when deployed. Helps prevent blisters and keeps them more comfortable in field. Curious.
- 0Sep 5, '11 by LouisVRNSince becoming pregnant I can't live without my TED hose. They make my feet/legs hurt SOO much less. I too wear ankle socks over them. When they are on I don't notice being particularly warm, and this is in the middle of the Arizona summer being 9 months pregnant. That being said it also feels soooo good to get them off at the end of the day.