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Compression Travel Socks for Long Haul Pilots

Old 31st Jul 2019, 12:56
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Compression Travel Socks for Long Haul Pilots

Can any one recommend a make which keeps its elasticity and lasts longer than 30 washes ?
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30 Washes!!

How many years do you keep them for?
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 15:00
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About 4 months.
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I only wash mine when I'm denied boarding...............
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Unfortunately Jimbofly, I failed to warn you about the comedians in our SLF cabin. Hopefully, you might get a straight answer at some point
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Got these over a year ago from Amazon, they have lasted through many many hotel and home washes. The expensive ones from boots last about a week

SB SOX Compression Socks (20-30mmHg) for Men & Women - Best Stockings for Running, Medical, Athletic, Edema, Diabetic, Varicose Veins, Travel, Pregnancy, Shin Splints

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Thank you mutt !!
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Never worn any in thirty Five years flying.
Bully for you 77! Nor have I, nor I suspect many others. But what exactly this contributes to this thread is beyond me!
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Note that the people who should have worn them, but didn't, are not going to be posting on this thread, because they are dead.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis is not just caused on aircraft. I recall a case of a 21 year old who had not been near an aircraft in over a year. She was taken ill, then into hospital but it was only the post mortem that found the DVT.

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Just seen this thread...

I'm something of an expert on DVTs having had two of them. The first resulted in a PE and was the classic case of a long-haul flight (in this case HKG-AMS) on a staff ticket so no choice of seat; i ended up at the back of the 747, in the middle of five (i think) surrounded by Asian seamen going to join a ship somewhere and who smoked the entire flight (it was a long time ago). The treatment involved five nights in Bart's, a heparin drip and some uncomfortable procedures. (Plus the use of Warfarin, the continued use of which would have meant the cancellation of my medical).

The second was two years ago and I also had not been near an aeroplane for some years. It also resulted not only in a PE (the pain from which immediately identified the cause to me) but also pleurisy and double pneumonia. In the years between the two events the treatment has changed dramatically. Far from being in hospital for four or more nights (as I expected) I was seen, treated and discharged all in the same day. No mention of Warfarin and the only heparin was a small injection. I was sent home with antibiotics and a month's supply of a relatively new drug which it seems is now used in these cases - Rivaroxaban, trade name Xarelto. I take one small tablet every day. Whilst I still use compression stockings when I take a long-haul flight, the Rivaroxaban is the life saver for me.

As a short-haul pilot (c15000 hours) I never thought to wear compression stockings.
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The OP obviously already uses them and may have good reason for doing so. A perfectly simple question about obtaining better quality compression stockings was asked. You did not answer that question. I am a heart patient (since 1998), fly regularly and have never used compression socks. I didn't offer that information because that was irrelevant to the OP's question. So yes, your answer, did not contribute to the thread.
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Originally Posted by Jimbofly View Post
Can anyone recommend men's compression travel socks make which keeps its elasticity and lasts longer than 30 washes?
I use 20-30 mmHg compression socks to control the swelling of my right leg due to dvt and the swelling of my left leg due to diabetes. When trying to find the right socks for myself, I spent time finding Laite Hebe and Physix Gear, which are right for me. The degree of compression and breathable fabric make me feel comfortable and safe all day.
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Another vote

for Physix Gear thru Amazon.
New user. Have had Diabetes for years, but swelling has started and Primary Care Dude told me to start wearing them 20/30mg. Knee High. Seem to be good quality. Holding up pretty well.Cheap too.
I own 5 pair and rotate them thru our laundry/ Wash on Cold, dry on warm or air dry.
First pair cost 11.95 Price now 14.09
Remember to measure. Amazon site will tell you the particulars. Make sure you get your feet up as much as possible. 15 min every few hours does wonders.

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Take care of your legs gentlemen. (And ladies, too.)

DVT and PE are not to be trifled with.
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