Varicose veins (yuk! Sorry!)

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Aug 2020
2:36pm, 7 Aug 2020
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stilldreaming
I've got a couple of varicose veins in left leg that are a bit unsightly, but have been aching recently after running and fell-walking (which they never used to do). Wondered whether compression socks or something might help? Any thoughts appreciated πŸ™‚
Aug 2020
2:39pm, 7 Aug 2020
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LindsD
*watches thread*
Aug 2020
10:48am, 8 Aug 2020
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Velociraptor
Compression socks are worth trying. Some people find them helpful :)
Aug 2020
10:54am, 11 Aug 2020
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Sigh
Hi stilldreaming. I have varicose veins in my left calf, and for long runs or hard efforts (or both) I wear these:

amazon.co.uk

They are the same level of compression as grade 2 medical stockings, they don't roll down, I have about 10-12 pairs.

Blog about my experiences here from 2017:

fetcheveryone.com/blog/83896/2017/11#blog374581

(the previous two blog entries below it give the background)
Aug 2020
1:54pm, 12 Aug 2020
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stilldreaming
Thanks Sigh - that's good to know. Will try some compression socks and see if they help.
Aug 2020
2:00pm, 12 Aug 2020
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Derby Tup
Sigh how do you go on with sizing please?
Aug 2020
2:40pm, 12 Aug 2020
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Sigh
@DT, this sizing chart is one of the images on the Amazon product page. I'm a UK size 9 in normal shoes, and a UK size 10 in trainers (Brooks or ASICS). Just to be awkward I'm 9.5 in Merrells!

Anyway, they all come in the L/XL category. The heel-to-toe part of the sock is fine.

My inside leg is 29.5", not measured my calf but the calf part of the sock is very slightly too long, so when I roll it up my leg I don't stretch it, and it's fine - sits nicely below the knee 'bend'.

Finally, I have hairy legs which normally means that knee-length socks come down as the hairs drag the sock down as I move, but not these, they stay up.

Aug 2020
2:44pm, 12 Aug 2020
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Derby Tup
Thanks Sigh. It’d help if I’d have gone to the trouble of reading all the info on-line. I’d be a L/XL too

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