I just got diagnosed with lymphoedema yesterday, while I'm obviously not happy about it I'm glad to have a diagnosis and be able to start treatment.
My leg is about 4cm larger than the other one all the way up and I've been prescribed compression stockings. The consultant says thigh length would be best because of the thigh swelling but the orthotics man says knee length because the thigh ones roll down and get uncomfortable?
They were both also talking about open toe v closed toe. I have to pay prescription charges and I just don't want to pay £15.30 for the wrong thing.
Would it be usual to just wear a stocking on the affected leg? or on both?
I'm 28 years old, female.