What Do Compression Stockings Do?
Commonly used for long distance flights on airplanes, graduated compression stockings help prevent venous disorders such as varicose veins, swelling and blood clots. They are tightest around the toes and loose around the calf and legs to help push blood back to the heart. Due to gravity, blood often pools in our feet, especially with inactivity, leading to heavy, aching legs. Compression stockings provide an effective solution to this by increasing the efficiency of our venous system. Even those suffering from minor varicosities such as spider veins and swelling would benefit from compression stockings because they act as a conservative method to treat and prevent further progression of these conditions.
The quality of our Bauerfeind stockings are second to none, as they are made in Germany and come in a wide range of colours and styles. Our certified fitters will measure you exactly for the model that is best for you. As well, most insurance companies will cover a few pairs of our prescription grade models which have a minimum pressure of 20-30 mmhg. We stock a wide range of knee high, thigh high and pantyhose designs but can special order certain colours or knits to suit your needs.
How Do Compression Stockings Work?
Our most popular model is our knee high sport compression socks as they are helpful for long distance runners by preventing lactic acid buildup. By continuously forcing blood to return to the heart, these specialized socks help with circulation and provide more energy to the runner as deoxygenated blood is constantly being replenished with a fresh oxygenated supply.
Nurses and flight attendants will often wear compression stockings, as well as other professions with prolonged periods of sitting, standing or inactivity. Doctors will also recommend compression stockings for patients with increased risks of circulatory problems such as diabetes and pregnancy.
With the hot weather outside these days, most people will experience some sort of swelling in their legs and feet by the end of the day. If you want a pain free method to prevent this, come by and try on a pair of ourcompression socks today!