Are knee high compression stockings ok for a male working on concrete?

Compression Stockings . 17 answers . 2 years ago

My male friend wears knee high nylons for working his shift on concrete. Is this correct?

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Knee high compression hose 18-20 or 20-30 can help legs feel better. This is true especially in standing occupations even if there is no venous disease.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Knee high compression hose 18-20 or 20-30 can help legs feel better. This is true especially in standing occupations even if there is no venous disease.


2 years ago by The Vein Clinic (View Profile)

Sure, but I would recommend the proper compression which can be determined by his phlebologist.

2 years ago by The Vein Clinic (View Profile)

Sure, but I would recommend the proper compression which can be determined by his phlebologist.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Yes, knee high compression stockings work well.

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Yes, knee high compression stockings work well.


2 years ago by Bellagio Vein Clinic (View Profile)

If he has varicose vein and there are no signs of bulging, yes it is okay for him to use knee highs.

2 years ago by Bellagio Vein Clinic (View Profile)

If he has varicose vein and there are no signs of bulging, yes it is okay for him to use knee highs.


2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

The knee-highs should be adequate. Thigh-highs are even more effective, but often less practical.

2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

The knee-highs should be adequate. Thigh-highs are even more effective, but often less practical.


2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Yes, if it helps prevent swelling or aching at night.

2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Yes, if it helps prevent swelling or aching at night.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Yes, this is correct. However, we recommend getting measured and fitted at a medical supply store. The correctly-fitted stockings will give the maximum support and correct fit to help reduce fatigue from standing.
Anyone who stands or sits for prolonged periods of time can benefit from this.

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Yes, this is correct. However, we recommend getting measured and fitted at a medical supply store. The correctly-fitted stockings will give the maximum support and correct fit to help reduce fatigue from standing.
Anyone who stands or sits for prolonged periods of time can benefit from this.


2 years ago by Lafayette Regional Vein & Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression to the knee is perfect for supporting the venous system in a work environment that predisposes you to developing vein problems. The key is getting a stocking that is comfortable, properly fitted, and with a strength that matches the reason for use. General guidelines: If no symptoms or visible veins, 15-20 mmHg is reasonable; if symptoms or visible veins are present, 20-30 mmHg is recommended; if significant swelling, pain, or skin changes are evident, 30-40 mmHg are recommended. The height is not the key for occupational use, rather a comfortable stocking you will be able to wear routinely for vein health. We recommend anyone with a sitting or standing job to wear compression to support their venous health.

2 years ago by Lafayette Regional Vein & Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression to the knee is perfect for supporting the venous system in a work environment that predisposes you to developing vein problems. The key is getting a stocking that is comfortable, properly fitted, and with a strength that matches the reason for use. General guidelines: If no symptoms or visible veins, 15-20 mmHg is reasonable; if symptoms or visible veins are present, 20-30 mmHg is recommended; if significant swelling, pain, or skin changes are evident, 30-40 mmHg are recommended. The height is not the key for occupational use, rather a comfortable stocking you will be able to wear routinely for vein health. We recommend anyone with a sitting or standing job to wear compression to support their venous health.


2 years ago by Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana (View Profile)

Compression stockings or compression socks can help reduce leg swelling.

2 years ago by Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana (View Profile)

Compression stockings or compression socks can help reduce leg swelling.


2 years ago by Interventional Radiology Consultants (View Profile)

Absolutely, compression stockings can be worn in almost any setting.

2 years ago by Interventional Radiology Consultants (View Profile)

Absolutely, compression stockings can be worn in almost any setting.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

If they are the right size and compression, yes.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

If they are the right size and compression, yes.


2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

It depends. Does he have venous disease? If so, and if he has great saphenous reflux, then he should wear thigh high stockings. If he has only small saphenous reflux then knee high stockings are fine.

2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

It depends. Does he have venous disease? If so, and if he has great saphenous reflux, then he should wear thigh high stockings. If he has only small saphenous reflux then knee high stockings are fine.


2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

Yes, knee high compression stockings are okay for working on concrete. However, there may be an underlying cause for his symptoms and his need to wear the compression knee high stockings. If he has pain, swelling, varicose veins or other symptoms, he needs to be evaluated.

2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

Yes, knee high compression stockings are okay for working on concrete. However, there may be an underlying cause for his symptoms and his need to wear the compression knee high stockings. If he has pain, swelling, varicose veins or other symptoms, he needs to be evaluated.


2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Yes. The pressure is highest at the ankle so that is the key place to have the highest compression.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Yes. The pressure is highest at the ankle so that is the key place to have the highest compression.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Knee high compression is usually adequate for many venous issues. However, your question is too vague and does not give enough info as to what is being treated. Thigh high compression is usually indicated for varicose veins extending above the knee and for chronic venous insufficiency.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Knee high compression is usually adequate for many venous issues. However, your question is too vague and does not give enough info as to what is being treated. Thigh high compression is usually indicated for varicose veins extending above the knee and for chronic venous insufficiency.


2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular (View Profile)

Compression hose are good for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. If he doesn't have venous insufficiency, knee highs are fine. If he has venous insufficiency then knee high hose can sometimes make it worse because it makes the return of blood flow worse. Thigh highs would be better in that situation.

2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular (View Profile)

Compression hose are good for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. If he doesn't have venous insufficiency, knee highs are fine. If he has venous insufficiency then knee high hose can sometimes make it worse because it makes the return of blood flow worse. Thigh highs would be better in that situation.


2 years ago by Americas Vein Centers - Rhode Island (View Profile)

Yes, but thigh-high compression stockings are better for circulation and to avoid a tourniquet effect. However, if your male friend has a vein disease, stockings usually don't cure the underlying problem.

2 years ago by Americas Vein Centers - Rhode Island (View Profile)

Yes, but thigh-high compression stockings are better for circulation and to avoid a tourniquet effect. However, if your male friend has a vein disease, stockings usually don't cure the underlying problem.


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