Stupid socks....which to wear or not to wear for beginner nursing student????

  1. I don't know why this is consuming me but wondering if anyone can help. I've seen mixed posts about compression socks for beginner nursing students. Are these helpful or a waste of money. I have been pricing them on many sites and they range any where from $6-$15 ea. Ridiculous!!! Help and advise are both requested and welcomed. Gracias.
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  3. by   DoeRN
    I've worn compression socks since I started in patient care. I can tell a huge difference if I don't wear them to work.
  4. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Moved to Nursing/Scrubs/Uniforms Forum.

    Compression socks/stockings help prevent swelling and fatigue of the lower extremities; which is rather beneficial in a profession where much of your time is spent standing/walking/running around. In my opinion, the benefits greatly outweigh the cost.
  5. by   Alma 3323
    I love mine. My Walmart has some for $6 for 2 pair(near the pharmacy). They aren't as good of quality as the expensive ones but they are good enough. Not all Walmarts have them though. They really make a difference. Measure your calf and foot sizes. If you have big feet just buy mens size Medium.
  6. by   2015RN2b
    Thank you all for your quick responses. I am just going to suck it up and purchase a couple decent pairs from Life Uniform. Unfortunately the Walmart has very bulky ones.
  7. by   2015RN2b
    I purchased 2 2-packs at Life Uniform. They were a little pricey but I am hoping they were worth it. I will let you know in February/March.