Question About Stockings

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Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

Hi All!

I've been reading up on the benefits of wearing compression socks/stockings to work. I read NurseEyeRoll's blog post on the Nabee brand and now I'm really curious to try them out. After 3 years of being in home care, I'm back in a subacute rehab facility and I do notice my legs get fatigued.

My question is: how hot do you get wearing them? Is it unbearable? I get insanely sweaty just wearing my normal scrubs. Would adding these long socks drive me crazy? I know I can just try them out and take them off if I get crazy hot, but looking to hear about other's experiences with them. Thanks in advance!

nightfly

8 Posts

They do get hot. If you're already hot wearing scrubs, then wearing thigh high stockings will make you even hotter. I wear Jobst stockings because of varicose veins, and get plenty hot whenever the temp goes above 72 degrees F.

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

I have always worn the knee highs which I know some say aren't the best but they help keep my ankles from swelling too much and my feet never hurt. I haven't ever felt hot in them and usually wear socks over them but then again I wasn't ever hot in just regular scrubs either.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

I wore FULL ON compression pantyhose for 20 years. I'm in my 40's now and my legs are the best part of me. Just sayin'.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

I read NurseEyeRoll's blog post on the Nabee brand and now I'm really curious to try them out.
There's no need to invest extra money in name-brand support hose when any pair will work. I wear the cheapest brand (Medline). I obtained them off Ebay nearly 10 years ago and have not had to purchase another pair because they've lasted this long.

kimstarr

2 Posts

Depends on the kinds of socks you wear, in my experience. I got a little bit warmer wearing knee-high compression socks, but the trade off (no swelling in my feet, no pain) was well worth the slightly warm feet.