The biggest difference between Anti-Embolism Stockings (TED Hose) and Medical Compression Stockings is the compression level and the medical reason for which it is worn. Anti-Embolism Stockings are usually 8–18mmHg, while medical compression stockings are a medically-measured 15–20mmHg or higher.How long should you wear your compression socks a day?
The amount of time you wear your compression stockings each day should be guided by a physician. Why you are wearing stockings and the strength of your stockings will make a difference in wear time. People who have chronic venous issues often wear their stockings 16 hours per day, removing them at bedtime.Where can you buy compression socks?
Walgreens stocks compression socks near the pharmacy section of the store, often located on aisles with other medical supplies for diabetes and other circulation problems. Travelers who don’t live near Walgreens stores can purchase compression socks at the store’s website.