Compression stockings for varicose veins
Compression stockings should be worn, especially if you don't mind wearing them. Light compression stocking use can reduce the feeling of heaviness in the legs, especially after standing for long periods of time.
Airline stewardesses who wear light compression stockings (15 - 20 mm Hg) report markedly less leg edema (swelling) and less aching, tiredness and discomfort in the legs.
Another benefit of wearing such support stockings during air travel is that it reduces the likelihood of forming clots in the legs.