What Are Compression Stockings?
Compression Stockings are sometimes referred to as “Support Stockings”. They are specially designed leg socks or full length stockings worn by patients to help prevent symptoms and effects of Vein Disease including Varicose Veins, Spider Veins and Thrombosis.
Compression Stockings apply elastic reinforcement from the ankle up and compress the leg to improve blood circulation as well as reduce pain and swelling.
Specialised Compression Stockings can simultaneously improve leg condition and suppress symptoms.
Compression Stockings are available with a prescription or over-the-counter.
How do Compression Stockings Work?
Compression Stockings apply pressure to the veins of your ankle and lower leg. This in turn reduces the swollen (Varicose) Vein diameter, to promote faster and more effective blood flow back to the heart.
The reduction or compression of the vein diameter also improves Value Functioning.
Compression Stockings above the knee can reduce Blood Clot formation in the lower leg by improving leg vein circulation. This then aids in the effective supply and removal of resources that help in the healing process of damage skin and tissue. They are particularly useful in the treatment of leg ulcers and with the evacuation of other fluids in the lower leg.
When Are Compression Stockings Used?
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Venous Disease
- Post Surgery
- Post Treatment
- Spider Veins
- Varicose Veins
- Vein Surgery
Benefits of SpecialiSed Stockings
Wearing these specialised Compression Stockings is a relatively cheap and accessible way to treat or prevent a range of Vein Diseases. It's also an immediate fix if your veins problems are causing any sort of pain or discomfort.
Compression Therapy involves initially using bandages for the initial treatment of severe Vein Disease or as a post-operative precaution.
For maintenance, compression therapy using medical compression stockings is essential.
Problems with Compression Therapy
- Poor-fitted stockings may slide causing creases and blistering on skin.
- Irritation or allergies to the non-cotton components of the stocking.