What are Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings improve the blood flow in the veins of your legs. These stockings apply pressure on your legs so as to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots.
Wearing stockings helps with:
- Aching and heaviness in the legs.
- Swelling in legs.
- Preventing blood clotting.
Talk to your healthcare provider about what kind of compression stockings are right for you. The different compression stockings are different in pressures and lengths.
Types of Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins:
Doctors often recommend compression stockings for varicose veins. They improve circulation and reduce pain and discomfort. These stockings put pressure on your ankles and legs that compresses the surface arteries and veins. This helps the vein valves to function properly and blood to flow back to your heart without any obstruction.
What compression stocking you need is dependent on your specific conditions.
- Support panty-hose:
For very mild symptoms, you may want to use a regular support panty hose. It helps reduce swelling and aching considerably.
- Prescription compression stockings:
These stockings exert the greatest amount of pressure, without affecting a person’s circulation.
- Compression socks and stockings:
Compression socks and stockings come in different pressure amounts. They give more support than pantyhose.
Where to Get Compression Stockings:
Wearing compression stockings for 1 week can reduce aches and pain associated with varicose veins. These stockings can also control leg swelling during pregnancy in people with varicose veins.
The Laser Vein Clinic has many different kinds of compression stockings. Whether you need pantyhose stockings or knee-high stockings, we have them all. If you have varicose veins then we are the right choice for you to find compression stockings that will work for your condition.