In simple words – compression socks and stockings are strongest at the ankle and decrease in compression as they go up the leg up. For knee high length, compression is highest at the ankle and lowest at the calf. Thigh-High and Pantyhose, are strongest at the ankle and lower at the thigh.
Why you may need them and what they do to help your body:
Compression socks and stockings help to return blood to the heart and decrease venous pressure and prevent blood pooling, and deterioration of the veins wall. They also provide effective relief of aching and heavy legs by helping the body in moving blood up the leg against gravity.
We are Certified Brace and Compression Wear Specialists.
During your one-on-one no obligation appointment, we will take the time to properly measure you and assess your needs, educate you on the proper wear and care of each garment. We will also find you the best possible option to address you doctors recommendation and prescription.
There are so many options and designs available on the market. We proudly present Bauerfeind, Jobst, Valco-Medi and LymphaDivas in our office.
We are also an approved ADP and ODSP fitter and vendor for primary and secondary Lymphedema, Both custom and ready made garments.
There are a number of reasons as to why your doctor may suggest Compression Socks or Stockings to you.
Here are some conditions that might be considered for compression wear:
Swelling/Edema of the ankles and/or legs
Achy or Heavy Legs
Post-surgery to prevent life-threatening blood clots from developing
It is also absolutely necessary to have written recommendation/prescription for medical compression garments. Please have your doctor address medical diagnosis and level of compression on his/her prescription.