Do I need to wear compression stockings after treatment? Following any treatment, you will be required to wear a Class II compression stocking on each treated leg. The stocking(s) must be worn for one full week. The only thing that the stocking interferes with is swimming, as you cannot get it wet. We also advise that you avoid horse-riding and weight lifting for 1 week after treatment, but other than that, you can carry on with your normal daily activities.