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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Forever: They help as long as you use them but do not cure the underlying problem. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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