Compression socks seem to make my legs restless and achy. What can I do? I'm 5 days into using them.

My compression socks are custom made from Germany. They make my legs restless and knees hurt. I passed my test on putting them on and taking them off. They felt good the first day, but the 5th day they feel very bad.

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Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 06, 2018

I would recommend getting a different pair of support hose. Also the stockings may be too tight. 20-30mmHg compression is enough for most people unless you have significant edema or chronic venous insufficiency. See a vein specialist for an evaluation of your venous status and they can recommend the appropriate stocking.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I would recommend getting a different pair of support hose. Also the stockings may be too tight. 20-30mmHg compression is enough for most people unless you have significant edema or chronic venous insufficiency. See a vein specialist for an evaluation of your venous status and they can recommend the appropriate stocking.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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