Do my compression stockings fit?

Do my compression stockings fit?
Compression stockings are essential for your leg health. If they don't fit well, it can become a major problem for keeping your legs healthy. Fit is such an important part of wearing compression stockings that you should always ask yourself how they fit. The following five simple ways will show you whether your compression stockings are badly fitting.

1) My compression stockings are painful to wear
Your compression stockings should never be painful. If they hurt, it is a sign that you are wearing too small a size or too much compression. Check your size by re-measuring your legs. Check out the size charts to make sure your measurements are still in the size range. Then check whether the compression level of your stockings is adequate. Talk to your doctor about the level of compression you should be wearing. Also determine where the pain is coming from. If your toes hurt, consider wearing an open toe style so your feet don't get bruised. If an area hurts behind your knee, make sure your stockings don't contract behind your knee.

2) My compression stockings slide over my legs
If your compression stockings slide down, check that the size is not too big. Sometimes, when the swelling in your leg decreases, the compression stockings become looser and you need to get a different size. If you have been wearing your compression stockings for more than 5 to 6 months, it may be time to buy a new pair. Compression stockings wear out over time. To get the right compression applied to your legs, it is important to always wear compression stockings that have not lost their elasticity.

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