This stocking’s too tight. This one’s too loose. This one’s juuust right. Sometimes searching for the right compression stocking can make me feel like Goldilocks. But finding a stocking that fits well, looks decent and prevents swelling is no fairy tale. It is possible.
First, you have to learn how to recognize the feel of a good compression stocking fit. Compression stockings are designed to improve the way the body feels (and operates). They should make you feel better, not worse. My happiest days of the year are the days I crack open a new pair of compression stockings.
So what do I feel, when I pull on a pair of stockings that are juuust right?
Relief. Lighter-weight. Energized.
Over the years, I have ordered plenty of stockings that are not right for one reason or other. These are some of the feelings I experienced, when trying on stockings that were not the right match for me: Continue reading “Compression Stocking Tip #4: Which Stockings are Juuust Right for You”