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My male friend wears knee high nylons for working his shift on concrete. Is this correct?
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.
Sure, but I would recommend the proper compression which can be determined by his phlebologist.
Yes, knee high compression stockings work well.
If he has varicose vein and there are no signs of bulging, yes it is okay for him to use knee highs.
The knee-highs should be adequate. Thigh-highs are even more effective, but often less practical.
Yes, if it helps prevent swelling or aching at night.
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.
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.
Compression stockings or compression socks can help reduce leg swelling.
Absolutely, compression stockings can be worn in almost any setting.
If they are the right size and compression, yes.
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.
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.
Yes. The pressure is highest at the ankle so that is the key place to have the highest compression.
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.
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.
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.