What type of Compression Hose should i choose?

Compression Stockings . 7 answers . 4 years ago

I have spider veins in my both thighs.what type of compression hose should i wear? Below knee or above knee?

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4 years ago by Innovative Vein

Full leg compression is best. But unfortunately the spider veins will not improve by wearing stockings. They help with symptoms fairly well but not with improving existing spider veins.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Full leg compression is best. But unfortunately the spider veins will not improve by wearing stockings. They help with symptoms fairly well but not with improving existing spider veins.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Must compress in the area at and just above the veins so likely the thigh high? 15-20 or 20-30mmhg.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Must compress in the area at and just above the veins so likely the thigh high? 15-20 or 20-30mmhg.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

You would want to cover the affected area so I would imagine thigh high or pantyhose style would work best. At the minimum if the veins are small you would use a 15mm Hg compression but 30mm works best. To determine the right size (eg. Small, medium, etc..) you need to measure with a soft measuring tape your ankle, mid calf & maximal thigh circumference and look at a chart on one of the websites to find the right one. If you are wearing them for pain relief, try both both and whichever feels better would be appropriate

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

You would want to cover the affected area so I would imagine thigh high or pantyhose style would work best. At the minimum if the veins are small you would use a 15mm Hg compression but 30mm works best. To determine the right size (eg. Small, medium, etc..) you need to measure with a soft measuring tape your ankle, mid calf & maximal thigh circumference and look at a chart on one of the websites to find the right one. If you are wearing them for pain relief, try both both and whichever feels better would be appropriate


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Above the knee and higher compression are more beneficial, but choose a pair that you will wear and tolerate.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Above the knee and higher compression are more beneficial, but choose a pair that you will wear and tolerate.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

The area of the spider veins needs to be compressed, so thigh or pantyhose would be appropriate.

4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

The area of the spider veins needs to be compressed, so thigh or pantyhose would be appropriate.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

If you are wearing them for pain relief, try both and whichever feels better would be appropriate. Compression stockings will not get rid of your spider veins and there is no proof that they will prevent them.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

If you are wearing them for pain relief, try both and whichever feels better would be appropriate. Compression stockings will not get rid of your spider veins and there is no proof that they will prevent them.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The compression should be above the are of concern-in your case above the thighs. The compression should be a minimum of 10 to 20 and a maximum of 20 to 30 mmhg. The most important factor with compression stockings is wearing them-if they are too tight or don't fit properly, then they will not be worn.

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

The compression should be above the are of concern-in your case above the thighs. The compression should be a minimum of 10 to 20 and a maximum of 20 to 30 mmhg. The most important factor with compression stockings is wearing them-if they are too tight or don't fit properly, then they will not be worn.


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