Men Support Hose

Men Support Hose

Men who need support hose may feel intimidated by choosing compression garments – after all, unlike women, most guys may have no experience buying legwear. But buying men support hose doesn’t have to be a challenge. Many hosiery retailers know that guys experience varicose veins, leg cramps, leg fatigue, and other ailments that can be aided by support stockings.

Common brands of support hose for men include Sigvaris, Jobst, Juzo, and Mediven. You can get information about the pros and cons of these brands from a sales person at your local medical supply store or through online legwear retailers.

Men support hose may come in a variety of styles, including:

  • Knee high support hose (available in common men’s sock colors, such as black, white, and tan) and ribbed socks
  • Thigh high support hose (also available in common colors like black or tan)

Before you can buy support hose for men, you’ll need to measure yourself and get a recommendation from your doctor about what compression is right for you.

Sigvaris, Juzo, Jobst, and Mediven support hose for men come in the following compression levels (mmHg stands for millimeter of mercury):

  • 8-15 mmHg
  • 15-20 mmHg
  • 20-30 mmHg
  • 30-40 mmHg
  • 40-50 mmHg
  • 50-60 mmHg

Once you choose men support hose, you’ll have to learn how to care for your stockings properly. Whatever brand you choose, the support panty hose should come with washing instructions. Your doctor can tell you how long to wear your stockings each day.

Using your support hose properly will help reduce the risk of varicose veins, ensure your legs are fatigue- and ache-free, and reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis and other ailments. People with diabetes often wear men support socks since their circulation is often impaired due to diabetes.

A good source of information about compression garments is About Compression Stockings.

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