Should I wear support hose? - page 4

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... Read More

  1. by   sauconyrunner
    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!
  2. by   nurseprnRN
    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.
  3. by   sharpeimom
    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
  4. by   rubato
    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.
  5. by   sauconyrunner
    Quote from rubato
    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.

    THeir shorts are the best thing ever. If you live anywhere in Florida, I can recommend a Massage Therapist who will fix that piriformis forever. (I had a high hamstring issue after surgery.) I say wear your pretty compression sleeves to work!
  6. by   GitanoRN
    most of my female staff swears they wouldn't be caught without them...
  7. by   malenurseFl
    If you need it, wear it.

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