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Old 12-22-2022, 02:37 PM
Location: Rochester, WA
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I wear compression socks every day to control leg edema. I've tried many different brands and compression amounts. Some work and fit better than others. Prepare to spend a little money trying a pair or two of several brands before you find the right one you want to stick with. Amazon carries many brands.

Socks that are too long or too tight at the top, like you describe, can be an issue. I have just as much issue with those that do not go up high or tight enough, and don't stay up. If it's not comfortable or fit right, try something else.

I often sleep in mine also, because my legs can ache at night without them. Trust your own senses and comfort.
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Old 12-23-2022, 03:03 AM
Location: NJ
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Thanks a lot guys! I'll return to this thread to read any more posts. Had my vascular dr/surgeon appt this past Wed. He said to get some compression socks off Amazon & to get the 20-30 mercury, which I later found out also meant mmhg. I'm to try them for about a month to see how they work, otherwise, the next step is vein ablation in which he'll burn the vein &/or insert foam. I surely don't want that! He said the socks have helped some people.

My foot started swelling out of the blue for the first time in my life in mid-Sept (2022). I guess it's from a combo of a 15-yr old Achilles tendon rupture injury (which is the ankle) in which things have gradually built up in the foot PLUS for the last 8 yrs, 7 mos, I work at a desk & sit 9-10+ hrs/day for 6 or sometimes all 7 days a week. I've gotten up to move around as much as I could.

So, all this compression sock stuff is all new to me & when I got home from the vascular appt, there were a couple questions I forgot to ask as many of us may because we're trying to write down the initial info the dr says, so I'm learning about the socks as I got. In looking around on a few sites, they say to measure the calf & ankle, which I did.

I did order a couple of brands to try in which I got those brand recommendations (from surely NOT the dr).

I've started to wonder if compression socks are alright for people who've had achilles tendon ruptures, anyone happen to know? I'll ask the podiatrist I'm also working w/. See, I have 2 separate issues going on w/ my foot, so I'm working w/ 2 types of specialists (podiatrist & vascular).

Yes well, he surely wasn't that involved in my sock-buying process as you see what I told you he said above. I don't know know how thorough w/ their patients drs were yrs ago OR even pre-COVID since I never had to see drs really much before), but they seem to just tell you the minimum nowadays IF even that.

Are you on Facebook? I have to say that I'm not big with it. Back in 2010 I started helping a woman with a 3 year old daughter who had Chiari Malformation which I'd never heard of. The woman needed a friend, especially one that was good with medical stuff. She told me the Facebook groups she belonged to, I joined them. I would have my coffee, read the posts every day, eventually it hit me that what I was reading was the symptoms my teen daughter had, some were symptoms I had. The Facebook groups were the main reason my daughter was finally diagnosed with various illnesses, Chiari Malformation, a connective tissue disorder which we both have plus she has a heart issue called POTS and other things such as she is what is called a "bobble head" where the head is not sitting on the spine like it should.

Anyway, if you're on Facebook, I suggest you do a search for your diagnosis, there are probably multiple groups for them. I go with large groups that are private, I will not join a public group because it means everyone can read what you write.
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Old 12-28-2022, 06:54 PM
Location: Southern California
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guidoLaMoto, Diana Holbrook, & Roselvr, thanks a lot for all yourr info!

guidoLaMoto, I was asking about compression socks & Achilles tendon ruptures, not to help for it, but to make sure the socks won't hurt/harm my Achilles tendon rupture in any way.

Diana Holbrook, I'm sorry your legs ache at night when you're sleeping. That must really be frustrating when we usually feel best laying in bed.

Roselvr, I'm on FB, but haven't searched any groups that have to do w/ this.
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