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Doctor insights on: Restrictive Stockings

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Does restrictive stockings work to treat edema?

Does restrictive stockings work to treat edema?

Yes: These are commonly very effective for reducing edema. It is a simple treatment but very effective, sometimes more so than the medications. ...Read more

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What iscompresion stocking?

What iscompresion stocking?

A stocking: That compresses agains the leg. Used for swelling...To help reduce the swelling... ...Read more

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Are hane stockings as good as jobst?

Are hane stockings as good as jobst?

I prefer Jobst: Jobst has been setting the standard for the highest quality compression and support garments for over sixty years. Jobst was founded in 1950 by conrad jobst, who suffered from venous disease himself. I am not familiar with hane's products for medical use. ...Read more

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I would like advice on overnight stocking?

Repost: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. ...Read more

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Can you wear pantyhose instead of compressions stockings?

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 more

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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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