Whether you're an athlete looking to prevent shin splints or are a person with regular movement patterns, compression stockings could be beneficial to you. For the athletes they provide support and stability to protect against or fight leg pain from excessive running or walking. Everyone can benefit from them due to their prevention of venous disorders.
Seeing your podiatrist about compression stockings might not be such a bad thing. Your doctor can catch the signs of leg issues such as edema or varicose veins early and even prescribe the stockings to you. They can be found in just about every drug store or pharmacy and are available in either knee or thigh high length.