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Compression stockings or not

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Specializes in Inpatient Obstetrics.

Do you wear compression stockings or socks

  1. 1. Do you wear compression stockings or socks

    • Yes; please leave a comment on which brand/type
    • No
    • Sometimes
    • Hhmmm, maybe I should wear them from now on

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Hello, I have many people say that they wear compression stockings or socks and others that don't use. Do any of y'all use any? If yes, which would you recommend.

Tenebrae, BSN, RN

Specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative. Has 9 years experience.

Define what you mean by compression hoisery?

We have DVT socks which are used post surgery for prevention of DVT. It has a degree of compression

We have compression hoisery which is used after a patient has been in compression bandaging for the treatment of lower leg ulcers. The risk of reoccurence without is around 65% without the hoisery

sandytoes

Has 1 years experience.

Hello, I have many people say that they wear compression stockings or socks and others that don't use. Do any of y'all use any? If yes, which would you recommend.

If you mean for me (and not the patient) I wear them every time I put on scrubs. My legs feel so much better with them!! I buy the futuro brand from amazon. Hand wash them and they last a while.

seconddegreebsn

Has 1 years experience.

They make my legs feel a lot happier well into those long shifts - I'm all for them.

RubberDuckieLove

Specializes in Neuro Intensive Care. Has 1 years experience.

Yes!!! I never leave home without them!

I just wear knee high socks, they are snug enough and cheaper. Maybe I'll look into the real ones though.

gelibean

Specializes in Inpatient Obstetrics.

Thank you everyone!! Then I will definitely look into them now!! Now to look for shoes!

As for shoes, I would definitely recommend Danskos!!

sallyrnrrt, ADN, RN

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

sigvargis, love them

ambitiousblonde

Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience.

http://nabeesocks.com/collections/womens

These socks are awesome! When I first ordered mine about a year ago, they didn't have an XL in women's, so I bought a L. The website says if you're b/t sizes then order the smaller size. I wear a 9 1/2 -10 and the L is too small by the end of shift (my toes feel crammed) I'm going to order the XL now they're in stock!!

Yes! I don't notice a huge difference on how my legs feel during the day but when I'm trying to sleep after my shift they don't ache as much! I picked up some diabetic compression socks at Walmart for very reasonable price $10-15? Worth every penny! I also use them for international travel to help with with swelling. Great investment for me.

crj96

Specializes in Rehabilitation. Has 4 years experience.

I was coming home every morning and having to lay on my back with my feet in the air, massaging lotion into my lower legs to make them stop aching. I bought some compression socks from a vendor at a Christmas show a couple weeks ago and it's made a huge difference! I appreciate all the brand suggestions here. :)