I had a PA once, who kept misdiagnosing my leg pain and refused to acknowledge that I had diabetic neuropathy. He RXd compression stockings. They caused far more pain for me, and turned my legs dark purple, so I quit using them. I finally went to my neuro, and she dx'd the neuropathy. I had no relief before she put me on meds for it.
If anyone does want to try them, BE CERTAIN TO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST. The ones I had said they were NOT for diabetics, and people with circulation issues.