Are my compression socks too tight?

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Are my compression socks too tight?

Compression socks should be comfortable and supportive.

Question: I purchased my compression stockings from a sports store. I have spider veins and am on my feet many hours at my place of work. I get red marks and indentations at the top of my knee-highs after wearing them for 8 to 10 hours. Are my compression socks too tight?

Question: It sounds like they may be too tight. They should be comfortable and supportive but not painful or leave red marks. One idea to ensure you have the correct fit is to use a cloth tape measure and measure your calf at its widest part, and the area just above the ankle bone and compare this to the sizing recommendations of the stocking. Some companies use inches and others centimeters.