Thigh High Compression Stockings or Knee Length: Which Works Best?

Graduated compression stockings come in a variety of lengths. From thigh length to knee length stockings, you might be wondering which style works best to prevent post thrombotic syndrome and other vein disorders. When it comes to ease of use and effectiveness, knee length stockings win out over thigh high compression stockings, says a study […]

Varicose Legs and Compression Stockings

Bulging, painful varicose veins affect up to 25 percent of women. They’re unsightly, make standing on your feet difficult, and miniskirts are out of the question. For many women, though, suffering with varicose legs isn’t necessary. Here are some frequently asked questions about varicose vein treatment and compression stockings. Why do varicose legs develop? What […]

Measure Yourself for Compression Stockings

Wearing compression stockings that don’t fit can be a daily drag. Most physicians recommend that people who need to wear stockings for varicose vein treatment get specially fitted for these special support hose that increase circulation and reduce leg swelling. A representative at your local medical supply store can fit you for your stockings and […]

How Long Should I Wear Compression Stockings?

If your doctor has recommended that you wear compression stockings for deep venous thrombosis (DVT), post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), varicose veins, or other conditions that require vein support, chances are you have a lot of questions. Your first question might be: how long should I wear them? The answer: It varies. Most people, especially those with […]

Compression Stocking Tips

Whether you use Juzo, Sigvaris, Mediven, Jobst, or other kinds of compression stockings, there are a few handy tips that can make them easier to use. Try these tips on for size: Skip the lotion or moisturizing creme. Stocking fibers or elastic may be damaged by the oils in moisturizing lotions or creams. Instead, apply […]