Does anybody...

Nurses General Nursing


wear support socks? These 48 yr old legs on 12 hr shifts need some help!!!!! It's all new to the poor ole things!


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you can buy them at walgreen's==if that's the question>>>>

and yes, I sometimes wear 'em; keeps the swelling down enough for me to wear shoes ;)


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Thanks Sleepeyes! I should've also asked what kind and where ya get em.

BadBird, BSN, RN

1,126 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care.

I wear light support tights that I buy at Walmart,it does make a difference in how my legs feel after work. I buy tights because I can throw them in the washer and let them drip dry,lasts a lot longer than pantyhose. It also helps keep me warm (I am always cold) on the night shift.


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When I did general duty, I kept a pair to put on before I got out of bed(the best time to put them on...before your legs get swollen). Course this works best for those who shower before going to bed ..NOT morning


177 Posts

Only my ankles swell. I wear hi-tops. Cheaper than some of the support hose. Work just as well.


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I started wearing support hose in nursing school and wore them all the time when did bedside nursing for 25 years. Now that I am sitting most of time doing telephone triage, I don't wear them. I probably should. My personal preference was Total Support found at JCPenneys. A little expensive, but lasted quite a while unless I stuck a fingernail through them!


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I break a sweat putting those total support jobbies on! But boy, do they make my legs feel good. I feel like I should be running down the hall instead of walking!


1,827 Posts

I purchased a pair of support hose from nursemates and they are wonderful :) They were only 5.50. :)


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I am 25 years old, weigh 175 and would come home with 2+ pitting edema of the pretibial area. Support hose are a blessing!!!!!!!


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Specializes in Everything but psych!.

I used to wear thigh-high teds when I was pregnant. They worked the best of anything...and they didn't run. Why not go into that? It certainly worked!


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what about people who are on the plus size.....does anyone know where to buy support hose for us?

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