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Old 29 June 2015, 10:17 PM
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As the result of scarring from DVT a couple of years ago, I need to wear compression socks. But those I can find at the drug stores are so tight that I can barely get them on. Any thoughts on where to find mild to medium strength socks? Oh and my feet are big which makes getting them on a bit difficult also.
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Old 29 June 2015, 10:25 PM
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When SO was pregnant I bought a few different kinds on Amazon, and then bought more of the ones that worked best.
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Old 29 June 2015, 10:29 PM
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I don't know about those specifically, but Amazon has about a gazillion different types of socks and different sizes. Physical retailers often just carry "one size fits" all type socks, which don't. I recently emptied out my ratty old sock drawer and got a bunch of nice Thorlo socks (mostly just for workouts, since I wear sandals normally). I'm not going to rely on the vicissitudes of department store inventory for stuff like that anymore.
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Old 29 June 2015, 10:43 PM
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When you buy them, only get the ones with A, B, C, or E as a prefix. You don't want D-compression sock-ness.
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Old 30 June 2015, 02:58 PM
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When you buy them, only get the ones with A, B, C, or E as a prefix. You don't want D-compression sock-ness.
So no iSocks?

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Old 30 June 2015, 04:08 PM
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It might be worth checking sports stores too. I use compression socks after long runs (CEP brand), and there are lots of athletic ones in different styles and levels of compression.
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Old 30 June 2015, 04:08 PM
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I have a brand name for you--Sockwell. (I hope that page loads right; it was really funky when I opened it to get the url). They come in a variety of patterns, sizes and compression, you can get them in a lot of places, and they're comfortable.

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Old 30 June 2015, 05:11 PM
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Goodness gracious, the CEP brand looks expensive. But I will check out sporting goods stores. There is a store not far from the office that has Sockwell brand so I am off to look at those. Thanks to both of you.
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Old 30 June 2015, 07:02 PM
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Yeah, CEP is pricy . I got mine at a good deal at a race expo. If foot size is a problem, they have sleeve style socks (just the legs, no feet), which are also a nice option.
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Old 30 June 2015, 07:24 PM
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The ones on TV that you zip up seem good - but don't things always look good on the ads. I can appreciate the advantage of not having to pull a tight tube onto your foot/leg though.
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Old 30 June 2015, 07:37 PM
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Actually Mack, there's a trick that makes it a lot easier. You turn the leg of the sock inside out, pull the foot over yours, then roll the leg up your leg. The hardest part is making sure you get your heel in the heel cup when you're pulling the foot on.

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Old 01 July 2015, 12:43 AM
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I got some cute ones to wear at Disney World (lots of walking on hot pavement often gives me "golfer's vasculitis" and compression socks are said to help some people) from Vermont Country Store online. And of the three pairs I got, two are actually wearable and may have helped. The third pair causes a lot of discomfort if I have them on for any length of time.
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footsmart.com may have some as well.
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Old 01 July 2015, 12:51 PM
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When my dad had to get compression socks for a varicose vein problem, he actually got measure to size by a specialist at the pharmacy. Doesn't the pharmacy provide someone that can measure your size? Or maybe you can go to a podiatrist for that?

I admit that compression socks are expensive (I think it was like $36.00/pair), but he was able to use his insurance to bring it down a bit.

Also, it's easier to roll a compression sock onto your foot and leg (like rolling on a condom, haha).
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