My legs itch 2 hours after wearing compression stockings.

Question: I’m supposed to wear compression stockings, but they make my legs itchy. What can I do to remedy this? Answer: There are several different types of material and blends of fabrics that compression stockings come in. For daily use and significant degree of compression is not needed. 15-20 or 20-30mmHg compression is reasonable for…

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Is it ok to use 20-30mmHg compression stockings instead of 15-20mmHg Question: I tried to purchase 15-20 mmHg compression but they were out of inventory so they sent 20-30 mmHg. Is it okay to wear the higher grade? Answer: For daily use with the diagnosis of venous insufficiency, either grade of stocking is acceptable as long…

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Can compression stockings cause weakness in my legs?

Question:  Can wearing compression stockings cause legs to become weak and difficulty in standing up or getting up and down? Answer: Typically, compression stockings that fit appropriately do not cause adverse symptoms. If they are too tight or ill fitting, you can experience different or worsening symptoms in your legs. Have a Question for Dr. Rose?

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