I’ve had bad vericose veins since I was in my teens, back in the 70′s. Would you believe that I had the veins stripped from my left leg when I was only 17? I regret having that done at such an early age. I should have waited until after I had finished my childbearing years. Be that as it may, I now find it necessary to wear compression hosiery. I have worn them for at least the past 23 years! So I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject.
I feel that buying the custom made for you hosiery a waste of money. I tried that once – I had to get a prescription for them and go to a pharmacy where they took my measurements. They sent away for the stockings. When they arrived they weren’t the right size, my insurance refused to pay for it, and the pharmacy said that once I opened the package that they were not returnable. So I was out over $100 for a pair of hosiery that I couldn’t ever wear!
Now I buy my compression hosiery online at Amazon.com. They have the best price, and you can buy the size you need without having to be professionally measured. And they cost a lot less than $100 a pair! With proper care, each pair can last several years, so they are worth their weight in gold to me!