Support Hose vs. Socks vs. None - page 2

I have done a search on Support Hose and did find a few useful things. I have a few more questions. Do you wear support hose, socks, or none? If you wear hose, do you wear knee-high,... Read More

  1. by   Mark M

    Here is my response:

    Do you wear support hose, socks, or none? support Hose

    If you wear hose, do you wear knee-high, thigh-high, or full hose? Full hose

    Do you wear socks over them? yes

    Do you wear 8-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, Diabetic, medical, or Anti-Embolism? 10-15 mmHg compression

    Did you get your legs professionally measured by your pcp? no

    What condition are your legs in? I do have a serious circulation problem in one of my legs. I found my leg would get tired and achy during my 12 hour shifts. I tried every brand of therapeutic support hose I could find looking for relief. They do help tremendously. My legs feel a lot better since I started wearing them, during my shift, and on my days off!

    What brand do you swear by? TheraFirm Light Compression 10-15 mmHg Pantyhose. Very comfortable, very durable and very affordable.

    Take care!

  2. by   cat-cat
    i wear full support hose with ankle socks over them
  3. by   aggieRN12
    Quote from justme1972
    Members of my family that work in the hospitals...they all swear that you need to keep TWO pairs of shoes and wear them on alternating shifts.

    The reason is that the sole of the shoe, the inside, has a chance to spring back after many hours of compression as well as to completely dry out. This also extends the life of your shoes.
    that's a good idea!!!