I’m not going to lie and say that support stockings are super cost effective, in general. Most of the time, when you’re looking for quality, you’re going to have to pay for it. Nevertheless, that’s not always true. With enough research, and / or some helpful advice from someone who has been in your shoes, you can actually come away with a really great deal – supporting your legs as well as your pocket book. I say this, not at all as an expert, but merely as a guy who recently purchased a few pairs.
My name’s Jeff. I’m relatively young, I’m in fairly good shape, and I work an office job. That means, unfortunately, most of my waking life consists of being pretty immobile. Sure, my fingers get a great workout on the keyboard in front of me, but the rest of my body seems pretty jealous of their active lifestyle. Because I’m really only able to get up and walk around a few times a day, it’s not uncommon for my legs and feet to start cramping. At first, I didn’t connect my being stationary for long periods of time with my aching lower-half, but while playing with my kids out in the backyard one weekend, I realized that my legs felt fine. When I went back to work on Monday, and finished out the day though, it was then that I finally noticed what the problem was: “Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day, isn’t healthy for my body!”
Finally settling in to this kind of obvious observation, I didn’t think there was much I could do about it. “I can’t just up and quit my job to go work construction. I’ve got pretty stable employment here,” I thought. “And, although I don’t make a whole lot of money, I’ve got kids to feed and bills to pay.” All I needed was a simple remedy to my leg cramping. I jumped online, and within minutes delved into the world of support stockings. I was immediately overwhelmed with choices – different brands, colors, compression levels, and perhaps most significantly, prices. Slowly, I began narrowing things down.
“As far as brands go, I want something reliable,” I thought to myself. I found Jobst to be the number one physician recommended brand. So, I went with that.
“I also want something unassuming.” Black.
“I just need some extra support, it’s not like I have a serious venous issue or anything.” I read that 15-20 compression is good for aching legs, so that level sounded appropriate for me.
What I should have mentioned earlier, is that I searched the web a handful of times for the right support stockings to meet my needs, but whenever it came to price, I was taken aback by how expensive they were. Finally, I came across the perfect line for me – Jobst Relief Economy Line. As far as I’m aware, they offer all the advanced technology associated with Jobst, of course, but they’re surprisingly affordable – ideal for a guy who has many other things to worry about than his cramping legs. Seeing as how I just wrote an entire blog post about them though, perhaps the issue was bugging me more than I originally thought. All in all, I’m glad it’s taken care of now, because I’ve got lots of work to do.
Ahh, right. Back to work…