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Who may benefit from wearing compression stockings ?
Friday, February 8, 2013


Almost anyone can benefit from wearing 10-15 mm HG compression stockings. But, patients with known venous insufficiency will definitely get symptoms relief from wearing 20-30 mm Hg stockings.


Whether you are sitting or standing at work or running errands around town, wearing compression stockings will reduce leg fatigue and reduce venous blood pooling in the legs. However, it is not so important to wear them while you exercise your leg muscles, as the 'leg muscle pump' can adequately pump blood out of the legs.


There are companies that are 'pushing' for athletes to wear 'sports stockings', but this is basically a gimmick to sell costly low grade compression stockings. You can easily purchase these types of stockings for less than $10 a pair at your local Wal Mart or spend 40 dollars a pair and waste a lot of money.


Medical grade compression stockings are graduated and provide reliable 20-30 mm Hg pressure whether it is measured at the ankle, mid calf or upper leg or thigh. That is why they are expensive to produce. I recommend brand names like Juzo, MediVein and several of the major brands. If they are not covered by your insurance, it is worthwhile to pay for several pairs of these stockings and to wear them daily and regularly at work.


If you want to read about compression stockings in detail, read our book(s) - they are free on request by email - we will send them to you in pdf form. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian and I have written 6 books about venous isnufficiency and varicose veins. - click to see our books


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Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 



Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 


Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.



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