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Specially fitted compression stockings are tight at the feet with a gradually looser fit on the leg. Because there are different types, it's best to use the kind that your doctor recommends and that work best for you.
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Compression stockings can be a part of your daily routine. If they fit right, they should be snug but comfortable.
It's best to wear them all the time, unless you are bathing or sleeping. Plan on replacing your stockings every 4 to 6 months.
At first, putting on a pair of compression stockings can be tricky. But with some practice, you'll find what works for you. Here are some tips:
Current as ofSeptember 26, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of:
September 26, 2018
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
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