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    Compression Socks

    I'm looking for a new pair compression socks. I am currently Sigvaris and I like them but they don't last very long, maybe 6 months. I have a pair that I bought 3 years and they still have stretch left in them. Does anyone have pressure socks they've been using for a long time? What brand do you like best and why? Thanks for your help.
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    I don't remember the brand name of mine, because it's been so long since I bought them. I get them at the ace bandage/splint/icy-hot section of Walgreen's They are black, come up to just below the knee, ribbed and look like dress socks. They have 2 or 3 different firmness levels.
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    This may be a stupid question, yet have you attempted to lighten the tension of the socks and get rid of them? It was a great day when I finally cut my last pair off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightingtowalkc7 View Post
    This may be a stupid question, yet have you attempted to lighten the tension of the socks and get rid of them? It was a great day when I finally cut my last pair off.
    How can I get rid of them? Days I don't use them, my feet swell. I'd love to be able to be free of pressure socks.
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    I get these from Footsmart.com you won't blow a nut trying to get them on and off and they are soft. They may not last 3 years but they work for me. Check out the other stocking too. If you order from this site check out coupon codes and promo codes for a couple bucks off or free shipping.

    http://www.footsmart.com/P-FootSmart...cks-61671.aspx

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    I use Jobst and get years out of a pair. At first I used Woolite to wash them, but found out that it had some pretroleum based components which ate holes in the socks. Now I just put in a squirt of dish washing detergent and they last much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomRL View Post
    I use Jobst and get years out of a pair. At first I used Woolite to wash them, but found out that it had some pretroleum based components which ate holes in the socks. Now I just put in a squirt of dish washing detergent and they last much longer.
    Ooh! Good advice. I might try washing all of mine separately. I already hang them to dry.


    I use SmartWool compression socks most days, now. They cost about $37, and have lasted me a few months. I have them in both grey-ish color, and black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomRL View Post
    I use Jobst and get years out of a pair. At first I used Woolite to wash them, but found out that it had some pretroleum based components which ate holes in the socks. Now I just put in a squirt of dish washing detergent and they last much longer.
    Do you use a particular model or are they all the same?
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    How can I get rid of them? Days I don't use them, my feet swell. I'd love to be able to be free of pressure socks.
    I cut salt way down and use athletic socks, that got me off of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulScream View Post
    I cut salt way down and use athletic socks, that got me off of them.
    How did cutting salt help? Salt retains water?
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