My Compression Stockings hurt the back of my knees because of wrinkling fabric, what can I do?

My compression stockings really hurt the back of my knees I cannot get my compression stockings to not have wrinkles. These wrinkles gather around the back of my knee and really hurt. How do I overcome that?

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

All stockings are not alike. Typically, you get what you pay for. The best stocking is one that is graded in pressure and custom fitted to your leg by measurement. Ask your physician if you can wear below knee stockings to prevent this specific problem, but you may be better off in the long run with one pair of custom fitted stockings that may be slightly more expensive. This problem should not occur if they are fitted properly.

Published on Oct 21, 2010

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

All stockings are not alike. Typically, you get what you pay for. The best stocking is one that is graded in pressure and custom fitted to your leg by measurement. Ask your physician if you can wear below knee stockings to prevent this specific problem, but you may be better off in the long run with one pair of custom fitted stockings that may be slightly more expensive. This problem should not occur if they are fitted properly.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by California Vein Specialists

Make sure you were fitted properly, it sounds like the stockings are slipping down from the top. There is a skin glue that can be applied to the top of the stocking to help prevent slipping.We have good results with a product called "It Stays". There may be other glues available.

Published on Sep 29, 2010

Answered by California Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Make sure you were fitted properly, it sounds like the stockings are slipping down from the top. There is a skin glue that can be applied to the top of the stocking to help prevent slipping.We have good results with a product called "It Stays". There may be other glues available.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

The keys with compression stockings are that they fit properly and that they are worn. It seems that they do not fit you properly.They could be too long. I would recommend a custom fit stocking or perhaps another brand.

Published on Sep 21, 2010

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The keys with compression stockings are that they fit properly and that they are worn. It seems that they do not fit you properly.They could be too long. I would recommend a custom fit stocking or perhaps another brand.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Miller Vein

Make sure you have been properly fitted. You could go to a durable medical supply store or to your physician to get fitted.

Published on Sep 07, 2010

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Answered by Miller Vein

Make sure you have been properly fitted. You could go to a durable medical supply store or to your physician to get fitted.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by HealthQare Associates of Northern Virginia

Consider going to a pharmacy that custom fits for compression stockings.

Published on Sep 02, 2010

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Answered by HealthQare Associates of Northern Virginia

Consider going to a pharmacy that custom fits for compression stockings.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The keys with compression stockings are that they fit properly and that they are worn. It seems that they do not fit you properly. I would recommend a custom fit stocking.

Published on Sep 02, 2010

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The keys with compression stockings are that they fit properly and that they are worn. It seems that they do not fit you properly. I would recommend a custom fit stocking.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

If the stockings are calf length, you may be pulling them too high or may be wearing hose that are too long for you. If they are thigh length hose, they may be sliding down some. There are several brands of roll-on adhesive which help hold up hose on the thighs which might help.

Published on Sep 01, 2010

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Answered by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

If the stockings are calf length, you may be pulling them too high or may be wearing hose that are too long for you. If they are thigh length hose, they may be sliding down some. There are several brands of roll-on adhesive which help hold up hose on the thighs which might help.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

You may have the wrong size or may need custom fit compression hose.

Published on Sep 01, 2010

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Answered by Angelo N. Makris MD

You may have the wrong size or may need custom fit compression hose.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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