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Not if want results: If your physician has prescribed compression stockings for you for a particular condition, then you require a certain level of pressure, measured in mmhg, to meet that goal. Unfortunately, regular pantyhose, and even over the counter "support" stockings do not meet these levels of compression, and will not provide the necessary effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: yuu can wear them when exercising.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prevent blood clots: They are intended to help prevent blood clots, but will do little by themselves. In addition to other measures such as injections of "blood thinners" and compression devices (the leg squeezers) they do reduce your chance of blood clots forming, which can travel to your lungs. They also help reduce the leg swelling which is pretty common after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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