Compression stockings can be helpful in patients with edema (swelling) but often these socks are uncomfortable and unsightly, so they are avoided despite potentially offering some benefits. Although diuretics can also be helpful in this situation, they may do an incomplete job or they just cannot be tolerated or are ineffective, so that stockings provide a logical and effective alternative.
To get stockings and other garments that can help, use this guide as a resource:
Good looking socks & sport garments for milder swelling:
For stronger stockings and other garments for more significant swelling issues: