Should I wear support hose? - page 3

by TigerGalLE

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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


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    Hmmmm...maybe this would help my feet, which are sometimes puffy and almost always painful by the end of the shift. TEDS or support hose? How do you know what size to buy? Knee-high or thigh-high? I already have spider-vein legs...pain control, not prevention of more spider veins, is my goal.
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    You may want to experiment a little with different types and sizes of support hosiery. If you don't like pantyhose styles you can also try knee highs and thigh highs depending on where you need the support. Footless support pantyhose, tights or legging are another option.

    Bottom line you just have to figure out what is most comfortable and most suitable for your situation. Proper sizing is also a very important factor - you'll find that different brands and styles can feel quite different and often it takes some trial and error experience to find the best fit.

    You can also find lots of info on the subject here ...

    http://www.compressionstockingssite....ion-stockings/

    I hope this helps.

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    I can recommend some calf sleeves or socks from Zensah. They are made for runners, and I do use mine for running, but I also sometimes wear them at work. Zensah Compression Apparel - Not all Compression is Created Equal

    They are much more comfortable than the usual support socks. Sadly they aren't cheap!
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    Quote from sauconyrunner
    I can recommend some calf sleeves or socks from Zensah. They are made for runners, and I do use mine for running, but I also sometimes wear them at work. Zensah Compression Apparel - Not all Compression is Created Equal

    They are much more comfortable than the usual support socks. Sadly they aren't cheap!
    I was curious about these. I have lots of pairs from my marathons. But, they're all in ridiculously bright colors. Hot pink, apple green, etc... Will anyone see them?
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    I'm interested in trying some too, especially the thigh-high ones.
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    I wear thigh high ted hose. Can't and don't work without them. I tried going without them one day and my legs were aching so bad. I can't stand panty hose. Even the knee high Ted hose help.
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    Quote from rubato
    I was curious about these. I have lots of pairs from my marathons. But, they're all in ridiculously bright colors. Hot pink, apple green, etc... Will anyone see them?
    rubato, I used to wear the bright blue ones I have under white scrub pants, no one ever noticed. they are much better than anything....
    Have you tried their high compression shorts? Saved my butt literally!
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    varicosities are pretty individualized. if you get them, then you want to support them to decrease the chance of their expanding (before you have them sclerosed :d) , but whether you get them has nothing to do with whether you wore "support hose" or not. "if it feels good, do it" has always worked for me.
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    i've had severe arthritis since i was in college. it runs in my family, unfortunately. my mom browbeat (!) me into wearing the knee-high and thigh-high ted stockings she bought for me. they helped quite a bit but i absolutely
    hated them when i was younger!

    i swear i could have gone six months without shaving my legs and no one would have noticed!:d
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    Quote from sauconyrunner
    rubato, I used to wear the bright blue ones I have under white scrub pants, no one ever noticed. they are much better than anything....
    Have you tried their high compression shorts? Saved my butt literally!
    Yes, LOVE the compression shorts. I have a messed up piriformis muscle that's pinching my sciatic nerve. I couldn't live without their shorts.
    sauconyrunner likes this.


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