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Any luck with compression leggings?

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Has anyone had any luck finding compression leggings for lymphadema/ swollen calves ankles? There are quite a few snazzy compression leggings for sport/runners and I wondered if they would help lymphadema at all?

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Hi Hashi-too, pebble uk sell them but only calf length Just googled it but don't think they will do you more harm than good if it's your calfs and ankles.

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Hashi-too in reply to Bev-1966

Thank you Bev. I took a look and they do have full length so might give them a go.

There are a few on the market, but if you have Lymphoedema in the ankles, leggings may not be appropriate - you will need to check the measurements. - Solidea Silver Wave

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roysome in reply to Lynora

Surely you just have to go to your doctor and get a prescription for compression stockings.

'Altiform' are a start and they make them to measure. Download their form and measure yourself when you get out of bed in the morning.

Apparently they are not the ultimate though.

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Lynora in reply to roysome

Compression stockings shouldn't be a problem for prescription, but leggings are not generally available on prescription.

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Hashi-too in reply to roysome

Thx Roy. I have a prescription for compression tights but if I could manage with something that don't cover my feet at least it would be slightly cooler in summer.

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Bev-1966 in reply to Hashi-too

Hi Hashi-too, why don't you get open toe compressions next time if you don't want ya toes covered that's wat I get as I only wear flip flops.

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Hashi-too in reply to Bev-1966

Oh I didn't realise they had those! But do they rub Bev?

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Bev-1966 in reply to Hashi-too

Hi Hashi-too, no there is no rubbing at all I can't stand anything covering my toes x

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Lizzie53 in reply to Hashi-too

The Jobst brand has open toes, you can get them on prescription of go on their site, let think you can purchase them yourself.

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Hashi-too in reply to Lynora

Thanks Lymora will take a look. I was thinking if they have enough compression the swelling wouldn't reach my ankles?

I bought compression leggings from j.d.williams. I found them under shape wear. They are a bit of a bind to get on if like me you also have osteo arthritis but once on are really comfy and supportive. They can also be worn under stockings or wraps.

I was referred to a brilliant private specialist ( who sadly had to retire) she recommended JOBS compression garments, she and they have helped immensely. Unfortunately since she has retired my leg has got worse, mainly due to my doctors and the Jobst rep not able to measure my leg properly. I am now desperate to find someone to give me the same high standard of treatment.

i can report that leggings do not work for me! They work on the bit of leg they cover but definitely don't help my foot which still swells. If I wear the leggings lower down covering half of my foot that still doesnt work! What a shame : (

I have prescription custom made leggings they juzo leggings. My lymph nurse does my measurements and they are made in Germany. not always my best option sometimes I have yo switch it up so I also have stockings and tights as I have it in both legs and pelvis but while working they do help and everyone comments how good they look. Just try to make sure they are not too tight in the ankle my.nurse adds an extra cm on the ankle measurement and it works really well we tend to go full length as mid length didn't work for me but maybe speak to your nurse they have the experience and the knowledge they don't work for everyone and will know whats going to be the best solution for you rather than get a garment and it be wasted x

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