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  • Endo77
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    • Oct 2022
    • 35

    Venous Insufficiency / Compression Socks ?s

    Last week I saw a vein specialist - I had been bothered by my socks being too tight and my legs turning red/looking and feeling sunburned. And so I was told to start wearing compression sock for 3 months, to determine if I need vein therapy (the actual name of the therapy escapes me at the moment).
    I ordered some socks from the doc and was given my measurements so I could buy on my own if I wanted. The socks from the doc arrived, and they are OK, but they are more like my mom's knee-highs than the thicker sort of socks I like. They are way too thin for hiking.
    So I ordered some others that looked promising, chose my correct size per the calf/ankle measurements I was given, and the correct compression level. The socks are cute (not the priority, of course) and thicker.... but holy smokes are they tight at the top, to the point of pain. I know the socks are supposed to be snug, but they are not supposed to hurt. All these did was move the sock lines/indents on my legs further up.
    So, I'm on a quest. Anyone have recommendations for good compression socks? I know they are kind of a popular thing now and lots of places carry them, but not at the compression level I need (20-30 mmHg) and sizes don't include calf measurements. (For ex, I was in Target and saw they had some, but they weren't appropriate for my needs. I mean, I get it that it's a medical thing and not every place is going to carry them.) I really want some thick enough to wear hiking. Also, my feet were so cold in the thin pairs yesterday!
    Thanks for any comments/suggestions!

  • Endo77
    Member
    • Oct 2022
    • 35

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    Dealing with compression socks can be a real challenge, I feel you! I had a similar struggle finding the right fit. After some trial and error, I stumbled upon https://markmedicalcare.com/ and found some great options. The thicker ones I got were a game-changer for hiking, and they didn't leave painful marks. Maybe give it a shot and see if they have something that suits your needs!

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