Tired of painful legs..compression socks??

  1. I have had bad leg veins for a long time. I've used the heavy duty support hose (medical ones) and can't stand the way they feel under pants. I also don't like the way panty hose fit me. So I ordered a pair of compression socks online, knee-hi ones...hoping they will help. Has anyone tried just the socks? Do they help?

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  3. by   Jamesdotter
    I have worn the surgical support knee-highs for years. They've been satisfactory for me--in fact I feel undressed without them. I have both regular surg. support hose (the kind you wear with a garter belt) and panty-hose, but neither is as comfortable to me as the knee-highs.
  4. by   loricatus
    Always use the knee highs and they work very well. With them and a pair of crocs, virtually no pain at all except for a little warmth when it is hot.
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    They help. I wear Brikenstocks. Between the orthotic bed of the Birks and the compression of the TED hose my legs and feet are far less achy and sore than they had been.
  6. by   txRN07
    I wear the compression socks, and they make a huge difference. Your legs will still hurt by the end of the day, but you will be able to go longer without feeling it. I highly recommend them, they keep you going!
  7. by   jodi_cmsrn
    The graded compression stockings have made all the difference in the world. I would also suggest trying different brands to find the ones you like best. I recently went from Jobst to Juzo and can't believe the difference.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I weat thigh high TEDs (my leg pain was on my outer thighs mainly). They made a world of difference. Paired with the right shoes, no leg OR foot pain. I ordered my stockings from drugstore.com.
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    knee his work best for me but i have large thighs
    can really make a difference in the amout of fatigue you feel at the end of the day
  10. by   nightmare
    Anyone tried Antistax,it's a natural extract of red vine leaf that is supposed to help venous flow in the legs.It does seem to help ,your legs don't feel so bloated etc.