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How are support hose or compression stockings helping you feeling better in your daily living?
Please Share Your Compression and Support Hosiery Experiences for the Benefit of all Readers:
- Do you wear them at work especially if you have to sit or stand for long periods of time during the day – tell us what occupation you are working in?
- Do support pantyhose or compression stockings help your legs from getting tired or achy?
- Do they keep your legs and feet from swelling up during the day?
- Do you wear support pantyhose or compression stockings for preventative reasons or do you have a medical need (e.g. varicose veins, venous insufficiency, edema just to name a few)?
- If you are wearing support pantyhose or stockings for preventative care – which brand do you prefer or like best and why?
- If you are wearing compression socks, stockings or pantyhose – what issues are you addressing with them – what compression level and what brand are you wearing?
- If you have varicose veins do the compression stockings keep them from becoming painful throughout the day?
Compression stockings, socks and pantyhose are specially designed hosiery to prevent blood and fluid from pooling in the leg veins and surrounding tissue. Most commonly these compression garments are used by individuals suffering from venous conditions or swelling of the legs and feet.
Graduated compression stockings and support hosiery can be applied by anyone working in standing or sitting occupations to help improve circulation throughout their work day.
Compression stockings, pantyhose, leggings or socks work by applying pressure to the legs to keep the blood moving more efficiently back to the heart and lungs to be reoxigenated. The graduated compression of these garments is the strongest at the ankle area from where it lessons gradually going up the leg and being the weakest at the top of the thighs.
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