Hi! I just entered this forum out of curiosity.
My grandma used to suffer from such problems too --- water retention for instance and it became very difficult for her to climb the stairs.
In fact, it once hurt so much, she could not walk for 3 days.
I'm not here to promote this product but my grandma used it and she experienced visible results. My family and I witnessed her transformation from having difficulty in walking to regaining her speedy walk again!
So i hope that this socks might help you, just as it had helped my grandma.
It's called Bonvolant compression socks.
If you need more information or are curious, please reply.
P.S. This is really a marvelous health care forum!