Medical grade graduated compression stockings are more than just tight stockings. They are tightest at the ankle with less compression at the calf and thigh. If they are measured properly for you, these stockings should not bind or dig in. A good pair of compression stockings will make your legs feel better at the end of the day! We highly recommend wearing them any time you are traveling or may be standing or sitting for long periods of time. At Lakeshore Veins, we have high quality Sigvaris stockings available for patients.