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I would like "save" my legs and buy compression stockings. I dont have any other medical problems that would require me to use the stockings other that I am a nurse and am on my feet a lot. What level of comrpession would you recommend I start with?
If buying over the counter you can get 15-20. But in most states you would need a prescription to buy 20-30. The more compression the better it will be for you if your on your feet all day.
Published on Apr 20, 2018
10 to 15 mm graduated compression stockings
Published on Jan 10, 2012
If you are using for prophylaxis, you can use 20-30 mmHg compression stockings for prevention. You are in a higher risk profession, as are doctors, for developing varicose veins from prolonged periods of standing.
Published on Sep 06, 2011
If you have a family history of varicose veins you will be more prone to develop them. You may want to go to the higher compression. These are the general guidelines found on most websites. Knee high can sometime cause more problems because they cut off the flow of competent veins at the knee. You may want to consider thigh high or pantyhose. These are often less expensive through a physician's office than the local medical supplier; call around.
8-15 MMHG LIGHT COMPRESSION is recommended for:
**Tired, Achy Legs
**Occupations with long periods of sitting or standing
15-20 MMHG THERAPEUTIC COMPRESSION is recommended for:
**Discomfort from spider veins
**Relief from minor leg swelling
**Relief of tired aching legs
**Relief of leg discomfort during pregnancy
** Minor varicose veins
**For wear following sclerotherapy
Published on Jun 18, 2011
If you have no varicose veins and only some spiders then 15 to 20 mm Hg compression should be adequate. If you have varicose then 20 to 30 should be adequate. More severe varicose veins may require 30 to 40 but these are hard to get on and off and most people complain about them.
Published on Jun 12, 2011