I need suggestions for compression stockings. I have a few varicose veins in my right leg.

I have varicose veins in my right leg behind the knees and calf. It's been there for a while and it just keeps increasing. It looks like a bulgy pop and I have around 10 pops behind the knees and calf. I started using compression stockings (20-30 mmHg) recently and I got a thigh high one. It keeps rolling down and folded up near my knees and put pressure on the veins. Please suggest some remedy or proper mmHg compression stocking for my varicose veins.

Answers from doctors (2)


Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Published on Jul 07, 2018

With the anatomical location of your VV, ablation therapy may give you significant relief. Stockings can only help so much, and you may need additional therapy. Consider doctors who do EVLT, RF Ablation, or the latest glue technology called Venaseal.

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Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

With the anatomical location of your VV, ablation therapy may give you significant relief. Stockings can only help so much, and you may need additional therapy. Consider doctors who do EVLT, RF Ablation, or the latest glue technology called Venaseal.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Jun 27, 2018

20 to 30 mmHG compression is adequate for your problem. Over-the-calf compression should also be adequate, rather than thigh-high which are usually very difficult to keep from falling down. The ideal treatment would be to see a vein specialist for an evaluation, including a venous ultrasound. This would determine the cause of your veins which could then be treated to eradicate your problematic veins.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

20 to 30 mmHG compression is adequate for your problem. Over-the-calf compression should also be adequate, rather than thigh-high which are usually very difficult to keep from falling down. The ideal treatment would be to see a vein specialist for an evaluation, including a venous ultrasound. This would determine the cause of your veins which could then be treated to eradicate your problematic veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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