Difference between Thigh high and Pantyhose Compression Stockings
By: LegSmart - December 09, 2011
Thigh high compression stockings go all the way to the top of your thigh so while they provide support on and above the knee, they do not provide compression to the groin or hip. Some people choose pantyhose compression stockings because they need support in those areas. Another reason why people wear pantyhose or men’s leotard compression stockings is because thigh high compression stockings do not stay up for them.
For people who are allergic to silicone and cannot tolerate the silicone top band on thigh high compression stockings, they should consider wearing waist high compression stockings such as pantyhose or men’s leotard.