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Looking for compression stockings; where to best get them and be fitted right?
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Find a vein specialist in your area to help you when you first start wearing compression socks or hosiery, then when you find your favorite ones order online www.phlebology.org. There are so many choices today in styles, colors and fit.
Dr. Bob Levine
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Local medical supply
Most people cannot practically tolerate higher compression stockings.
A gradient works best bc it is practical and cost effective. Any medical supply store will have light compression hose ($15-20) and worn everyday can prepare you for higher compression if necessary. The same stores will provide proper fitting for higher compression hose and practical advice to use them successfully.

In brief: Local medical supply
Most people cannot practically tolerate higher compression stockings.
A gradient works best bc it is practical and cost effective. Any medical supply store will have light compression hose ($15-20) and worn everyday can prepare you for higher compression if necessary. The same stores will provide proper fitting for higher compression hose and practical advice to use them successfully.
Dr. Bob Levine
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Compression
go to a surgical store the crucial measurements are the ankle circumstance and mid calf circumfrance

In brief: Compression
go to a surgical store the crucial measurements are the ankle circumstance and mid calf circumfrance
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Vein Center is Best
I suggest that you go to a Vein Center that is managed by a board-certified vein specialist.
The benefits of Vein Centers are: 1) You can get the prescription at the same place that you get the stocking, rather than having to go to 2 separate places. 2) Often the stocking are cheaper here since medical supply stores tend to "mark up" the cost quite a bit. But can use medical supply store also.

In brief: Vein Center is Best
I suggest that you go to a Vein Center that is managed by a board-certified vein specialist.
The benefits of Vein Centers are: 1) You can get the prescription at the same place that you get the stocking, rather than having to go to 2 separate places. 2) Often the stocking are cheaper here since medical supply stores tend to "mark up" the cost quite a bit. But can use medical supply store also.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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