After 4 years of secondary lympheodema in my right leg, I am beginning to wonder the worth of compression stockings. I have intensive 2 week MLD and wrapping twice a year. These are successful in reducing volume and softening my leg. Unfortunately, when I am back to wearing compression stockings, my leg is again hard and swollen after only 2 days. I also do MLD massage every night as well as wrap my leg every night. I have tried 5 types of compression stockings including made to measure heavy duty Elvarex Jobst. I see no difference in the $560 or $150 per pair stockings.
Are we being conned into thinking we have to wear sompression garments?