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Anything new in compression / support hose?

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Starting first floor work in a few weeks, and am guessing these might help ease into being on my feet so much. However, I've heard: 1. knee-highs popular but cut off blood supply 2. thigh highs fall down 3. full hose are too hot.

Anything new on the market - especially for curvy girls?

Thanks, a new student....

I prefer the Jobst knee highs, I tried several brands these are the best! curvy girl here!_

*LadyJane*

Specializes in LTC, wound care. Has 4 years experience.

Ok, old thread, but I have a new job, 3 12's in a row, standing and walking, except for my half hour lunch and a couple short breaks, and snippets of sitting while charting. I did the first triple 12 of my career, and by half way through the last day, my legs were aching, and didn't stop aching until middle of the day, today.

I wear Danskos, they are good, but the standing and walking short short distances between patients is hard on my leg veins. I need support hose, anyone have any favorites? Please reply, I need to pick up some before my next set of shifts.

Jane

I wear Jobst medium compression, the best price I found was on Amazon. If I do not wear them, I suffer the whole next day!

*LadyJane*

Specializes in LTC, wound care. Has 4 years experience.

Okay! They are ordered and have been shipped. I look forward to my 3rd shift where I don't think of what my legs feel like.... Thanks again!

Jane