The compression stockings I have are giving me pain, what can I do about this?

Compression Stockings . 9 answers . 1 year ago

I am wearing a 30-40 mmHg thigh-high compression stocking after having laser ablation. At the top of this stocking near the groin, it hurts so much from the tightness and elastic top. Is there anything I can do or a purchase I can make so that the hose is more comfortable?

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1 year ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Try 20-30 mmhg stockings.

1 year ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Try 20-30 mmhg stockings.


1 year ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

You can stop wearing them or get a better fitting pair.

1 year ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

You can stop wearing them or get a better fitting pair.


1 year ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

If hose are measured and fitted correctly they should not be "tight." However, in some people, there is discomfort from the inflammation caused by the energy of the laser. I would recommend placing a pad of some kind (kotex works well) inside the hose, keep the hose pulled up as high as possible, and apply ice packs for 10 minutes as often as possible. If you haven't been prescribed ibuprofen, this can help reduce inflammation.

1 year ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

If hose are measured and fitted correctly they should not be "tight." However, in some people, there is discomfort from the inflammation caused by the energy of the laser. I would recommend placing a pad of some kind (kotex works well) inside the hose, keep the hose pulled up as high as possible, and apply ice packs for 10 minutes as often as possible. If you haven't been prescribed ibuprofen, this can help reduce inflammation.


1 year ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

Assuming your current stocking is the correct fit, you have two options: get a 20-30 mmHg thigh high compression stocking to wear in place of your current stocking, or not wear one. Wearing stockings post-endovenous laser ablation does not determine efficacy of the treatment; they only provide symptomatic help. So, if you decide to go without the stockings, make it a point to walk as much as you can. Walking helps with circulation and can thus help you heal.

1 year ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

Assuming your current stocking is the correct fit, you have two options: get a 20-30 mmHg thigh high compression stocking to wear in place of your current stocking, or not wear one. Wearing stockings post-endovenous laser ablation does not determine efficacy of the treatment; they only provide symptomatic help. So, if you decide to go without the stockings, make it a point to walk as much as you can. Walking helps with circulation and can thus help you heal.


1 year ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

You will need either less compression (20-30mmHg) or a larger size.

1 year ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

You will need either less compression (20-30mmHg) or a larger size.


1 year ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

Yes, you can get a RX to go to a medical supply store. Juzo is a great brand of compression hose

1 year ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

Yes, you can get a RX to go to a medical supply store. Juzo is a great brand of compression hose


1 year ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The stockings are too tight. You do not need more than 20 to 30mm Hg compression. I never order more than 20-30 compression post-ablation, and I only recommend wearing them for 3 to 7 days depending on patience tolerance and compliance.



1 year ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The stockings are too tight. You do not need more than 20 to 30mm Hg compression. I never order more than 20-30 compression post-ablation, and I only recommend wearing them for 3 to 7 days depending on patience tolerance and compliance.




1 year ago by Milford Vascular Institute (View Profile)

You can try layering a pair of bicycle shorts or spanx under the stocking. However, if the band is too tight, it may aggravate it further. You may need a larger sized stocking.

1 year ago by Milford Vascular Institute (View Profile)

You can try layering a pair of bicycle shorts or spanx under the stocking. However, if the band is too tight, it may aggravate it further. You may need a larger sized stocking.


1 year ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

This is a common complaint when the compression stocking band is very tight. I recommend placing a sock, wash rag or similar cloth item under the band to relieve the pressure.

1 year ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

This is a common complaint when the compression stocking band is very tight. I recommend placing a sock, wash rag or similar cloth item under the band to relieve the pressure.


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