Men in compression hose?!? Are you kidding?

VaricoseIMG_0812Sigvaris mens compression sockNo, not really. There are men who have discovered that their legs feel better when they wear something that supports their legs. Venous insufficiency is more common in women, but men experience it too.

Venous insufficiency can cause symptoms such as achy legs, tired heavy feelings, leg cramps, (those excruciating Charlie horses in the middle of the night!) swelling, restless legs, and itching. We have had patients who have scratched their legs raw due to severe itching. Many patients who have itching think they just have dry skin. If lotions and potions don’t help the itching – think again.

So, support hose, for men? Yes! All of our treatments require wearing support hose for 3 weeks after each treatment, even if the treatment is injecting spider veins. But, we suspect that at least some of our mil patients end up wearing them longer – for the comfort and symptom relief they provide. Or, maybe they go out and buy those supermarket brands of support hose to wear. We do recommend all of our patients who have venous insufficiency wear at least lighter weight support hose (such as 15-20 mmHg to 18-25 mmHg, or 20-30 mmHg) on an ongoing basis.

According to The Wall Street Journal, some men wear pantyhose for extra warmth (likely not in Arizona!) as well as support. Remember, European aristocracy wore such garments – look at the portraits of royalty 200+ years ago!
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