Compression Medical Stockings
Medical Compression Stockings are prescribed by your physician to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression Stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, spiderwebs (during pregnancy) edema, and blood clots. If you have varicose veins, or you have just had surgery and need to reduce swelling and increase healing, your doctor may prescribe compression stockings.
Compressions stockings help with:
- Achy and heavy feelings in legs
- Swelling in legs
- Prevent blood clots, especially after surgery
- Varicose Veins caused by pregnancy
- Swelling during long flights.
Types of Compression Medical Stockings
You should wear your compression stockings all day, your compression stockings should feel strong around your legs. You will feel the most pressure around your ankles and less pressure higher up on your legs.
Buying Compression Medical Stockings
Call your health insurance or prescription plan:
- Ask if they are covered
- Get an Rx from your physician
- Call us or book an appointment using our online request form.
Gait Maxx Foot Care Clinics has trained and certified compression stocking fitters on staff, who will measure and fit you with the appropriate medical stockings for your medical conditions
Professionals who may benefit from medical compression stockings.
Nurses, Doctors, PSW Workers, Care Givers, Bank workers, Construction Workers, Teachers, Retail Workers, Factory Workers, Green House Workers, Farmers, Athletes, Elderly People with compromised circulation in lower extremities, those who work on hard concrete floors, Pregnant Women, and those with circulation problems may benefit from wearing medical compressions Stockings.
Our stockings are Venosan brand. They are made with quality materials that reduce itching, and easy tear. Venosan stockings are great for leg support and circulation of blood, as well as tired, achy legs. For more information on Venosan stockings please visit them at http://www.venosan.ca/
Graduated Compression Therapy
Millions of men and women who suffer from periodic and chronic diseases, as well as malfunctions of the Venous System in their feet and legs, have found relief by wearing Graduated Compression Legwear.
The Venous System
Veins in the legs literally move blood back to the heart through a series of valves that open and close, with muscle contraction preventing backward flow of blood. A multitude of problems: age, disease, heredity, overweight as well as prolonged sitting or standing can cause these valves to malfunction, allowing blood to pool in the lower legs. The result is pain, swelling, and stagnation of blood that can lead to Varicose veins, skin ulceration and acute venous disease.
VENOSAN Compression Therapy
VENOSAN legwear is scientifically designed to apply decreasing pressure from the ankle up the leg. This controlled pressure compresses surface veins, keeping them small and forcing blood to deeper veins in the legs. This process accelerates the velocity of blood flow to the heart and ends pooling of blood, thus assuring healthier feet and legs.
VENOSAN legwear is serious therapy for healthier feet and legs. You may already be covered for compression legwear under your group medical benefit program.
- Inherited damage to vein valves
- Acquired damage to vein valves (eg. After Thrombosis)
- Loss of elasticity in the veins
- Occupations standing with little movement
- Sitting with legs crossed
- Damage due to other causes
Symptoms / Signs:
- Heaviness in the legs
- Mild discomfort
- Severe pain
- Cramps & leg swelling
- Restlessness & night discomfort
- Lot's of exercise
- Cold / warm showers
- Elevate the legs
- Compression Therapy
- Prolonged standing / sitting
- Tight Clothing
- Hot Baths