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Doctor insights on: Compression Stockings

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Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. I work every day in a wound center and wear compression every day! ...Read more

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Could i wear compression stockings to bed?

Stockings in bed: Compression stockings are designed to benefit a person while up on their feet. There is no need to wear them in bed. ...Read more

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Should I wear compression stockings at night?

You can: If you have a venous ulcer, then wearing a low compression stocking at night is often recommended. Otherwise, there is probably no need. It is important to remember that the compression you should use at night (15-20 mm hg) isn't adequate for when you you are up and walking around. Then you probably need 30-40 mm hg. ...Read more

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Can you advise on where should I order compression stockings?

Can you advise on where should I order compression stockings?

Multiple areas: Compression hose can be obtained in any surgical supply store, online, in most vein specialist's office and in many local pharmacies such as cvs and walgreens. It is important to know how much compression you require and that the stockings fit properly ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any cute or stylish compression stockings?

Styling: There are dozens of companies that sell lines of stockings. You will need to investigate your choices carefully; what may look nice, my not be quality. First, understand what level of compression you need from your clinician. Then make it to a store that carries multiple brands so that you can feel the differences. From there you can begin to make choices for yourself. Follow the care instructions ...Read more

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Looking for compression stockings; where to best get them and be fitted right?

Looking for compression stockings; where to best get them and be fitted right?

Medical supply store: Your physician can prescribe compression stockings for you which can generally be obtained at a medical supply store or pharmacy where they will properly measure you. You can also order fitted compression stockings online and the company will give you instructions on how to properly measure your legs so as to get the right size stocking for you. ...Read more

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