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I bought these full length tights in Italy because of my problem, from the chemist in the town where I was staying. I suspect that they were probably the clothing type rather than fully medical, as they were not too expensive. You are right, I probably need proper compression stockings.Would knee length ones be OK do you think?
Thank you so much for your reply.
Yes, of course it would be a good idea to limit salt intake before I go - I never thought of that! And I will try to do the exercise on the plane.
You mention horse chestnut - that is new to me; can I get it at the chemist? I already have pretty poor circulation, and so I think that this is one of the reasons, It is really nice to be able to ask a doctor for advice.I used to be married to a GP, but sadly my husband is dead now. WE miss him a lot as a family when it comes to diagnosing various sporting bone injuries etc. - he specialised in orthopaedics! Of course we miss him anyway!!.
Thank you for your help, Dr. Love.