Compression Stockings are specially designed to support your veins and improve circulation in your legs. Compression stockings improve the signs and symptoms of various conditions of venous disease by providing graduated compression therapy to help control leg swelling and discomfort.
This treatment is usually prescribed by a physician to treat phlebitis, thrombosis, post vein surgery, and to relieve all manifestations of chronic venous disease (heavy legs, varicose veins, edema & leg ulcers). It can also be prescribed to prevent venous troubles during pregnancy and during long distance travel.
Depending on the cause, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms: socks, stockings (calf or thigh-length), pantyhoses and sleeves. These are available for both men and women and in various colors and styles.
Note: Please check with your private insurance plan; many private plans cover Compression Stockings.