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Are hane support stockings as good as compression garments on long plane trips?

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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
OTC vs RX: Over the counter support stockings can give good compression fresh out of the box, but after wearing them for a while you will need to get some new ones. Prescription ones tend to last longer and give a more even compression from the toes to below the knees.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Compression Stocking: Compression stockings are effective for patients with increaseed vein pressure of the lower extremities and for patients with lymph problems. The types of compression for these two disorders is different. And furthermore, the level of compressions are numerous. A trained professional including those in a wound care center can determine your needs.

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