Are you wondering why your compression stocking are sliding down when you walk? This article will answer this, and few other questions. Many of us can benefit from wearing compression stockings. We spend a lot of time on our feet and stockings help our tired and achy legs, provide support and comfort. And if you have varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), leg swelling (edema) or other circulatory problems – you simply have to wear them all the time.
Even though compression stockings and socks look a lot like regular ones nowadays, they don’t fit the same way. The size cannot be determined by your weight, height or shoe size alone. We are all different. As a matter of fact, a person can have one leg that is different from another. You may wear a small shoe size, but the size of your ankles, calves, thighs, and the length of your legs will tell a whole different story when it comes to the size of compression garments. Poorly fitted compression stockings may be uncomfortable, annoying (you just had to pull them up AGAIN!), ineffective and, in some cases, even harmful. So it is highly recommended to see a Certified Compression Garments Fitter when buying your compression garment – they will properly measure you, determine the right size and suggest the choice of garments to best fit your lifestyle and preferences.