What can I do about the top of stocking digging into my calf?

Compression Stockings . 3 answers . 3 years ago

The stockings fit but the tops of them dig into my skin and is painful. Is there anything I can do to stop it? Can I put an elastic bandage or something under them to help with that?

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2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica

You should probably look into a better brand of stockings or get thigh high
stockings which may fit better depending on the shape of your legs

2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

You should probably look into a better brand of stockings or get thigh high
stockings which may fit better depending on the shape of your legs


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Correct fitting hose should not dig into your thigh. However, sometimes, especially with a fuller thigh, there can be some discomfort. My nurses have sometimes used something underneath such as cotton pads, ABD pads or even a panty liner (sticky side to the hose). A soft bandage would be alright but it should not be on tight. You can also vary the location of the top of the hose during the day to give areas relief.
Maria D. Bein RN

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

Correct fitting hose should not dig into your thigh. However, sometimes, especially with a fuller thigh, there can be some discomfort. My nurses have sometimes used something underneath such as cotton pads, ABD pads or even a panty liner (sticky side to the hose). A soft bandage would be alright but it should not be on tight. You can also vary the location of the top of the hose during the day to give areas relief.
Maria D. Bein RN


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

If the stockings dig into your skin and are painful, then they Don't Fit properly. You need a different pair of stockings.

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

If the stockings dig into your skin and are painful, then they Don't Fit properly. You need a different pair of stockings.


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