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Does it make much of a difference what manufacturer makes compression socks/garments?

Asked by elbanditoroso (28634points) October 29th, 2017

My PT is recommending Mediven. But they seem to be the high price brand; there are at least a half dozen other manufacturers of compression socks, at prices 30–40% less.

Is there a tangible difference in how they fit and how long they last?

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MrGrimm888's avatar

There may be a difference in their longevity.

There may be coupons online available for that brand. Worth a shot….

snowberry's avatar

Here are the reviews on

Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Mediven-20-30mmHg-Knee-Compression-Socks/product-reviews/B005G3GLJK

Ames Walker also has reviews. https://www.ameswalker.com/products/medi-patriot-knee-high-dress-socks-20-30-mmhg

Try reviews from competitors and you’ll have a good perspective.

si3tech's avatar

@elbanditoroso My experience is mostly with mild compression. I prefer the cotton mild compression. I am not a fan of microfiber or synthetic. And there certainly is a wide varirety of comressions and choices of fabric and of course price. Here’s the website I use:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/h-stores/m.html?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEFSXS%3AMESOI&_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2654

elbanditoroso's avatar

@si3tech – thanks, will check them out.

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