What is Compression Stockings/Socks?

Category: Equipment

false

See also: Lymphedema wraps

Compression stockings are used to support the venous and lymphatic systems of the leg. They offer graduated compression where maximum compression is achieved at the ankle and decreases as you move up the leg.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) 30 3
Varicose Veins of Legs 9 1
Blood pooling in limbs 8 2
Ankle Sprain 8 0
Peripheral edema 6 2
Venous Insufficiency 5 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Compression Stockings/Socks"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
8

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Compression Stockings/Socks

Discomfort 2
Fatigue 1
Low blood pressure 1
Difficulty putting on 1
Uncomfortable 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Compression Stockings/Socks)
Dosage Patients
as needed 2
daily 11
2other as needed 4
1 daily 3
1 other daily 15
2 other daily 6
8 hr daily 4
14 hr daily 3
16 hr daily 4
24 hr daily 3
Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Course of treatment ended 9
Other 8
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 27 patients who’ve stopped using Compression Stockings/Socks

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Compression Stockings/Socks
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 27
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 7
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 5
Adherence
Always
4 36%
Usually
3 27%
Sometimes
3 27%
Never
1 9%
Burden
Very
2 18%
Somewhat
2 18%
A little
3 27%
Not at all
4 36%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
1 25%
< $25
3 75%
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Compression Stockings/Socks

LFSunspot
43684-thumb
LFSunspot
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 56
Condition: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

See LFSunspot's full Compression Stockings/Socks history

Jan 11, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Edema (fluid retention): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Varicose Veins of Legs: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I hate putting them on every day but I LOVE the way they make my legs feel. Eliminates the heaviness and aching. Reduces swelling. I can walk better, longer, further if I I wear them daily. I wish I could wear the full tight but I am too arthritic to put them on. I wear only the knee high style. Those can bind, especially behind the knee or at the ankle if they sag down. But it is minor. I purchase them on-line, a national discount clothing chain offers several degrees of support-I get the strongest support I can afford. I wash them in the washer and dry them in the dryer. These economy stockings seem to do as well as the expensive medical sup hose and I replace them more often for optimum support.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
abbas girl
12015-thumb
abbas girl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

See abbas girl's full Compression Stockings/Socks history

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Peripheral edema: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 12 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 2 of 2 patient evaluations for Compression Stockings/Socks