Why Wear Compression Stockings?

Today’s compression stockings are made to look great and they can be worn by anyone, at any age and for a variety of reasons.

Compression stockings are useful if:

  • You have ever suffered from tired, achy and/or swollen legs;
  • You suffer from varicose veins or spider veins.
  • You plan on traveling
  • You are pregnant

TRAVELING

Prolonged sitting in a cramped position and high altitudes can both lead to the development of blood clots in the leg. This is commonly referred to as Economy Class Syndrome, or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVP). DVP can become dangerous if the clots travel to the heart or brain (leading to heart attack or stroke respectively). Compression stockings help to prevent the blood from pooling in your lower legs, decreasing the risk of clotting.

THE WORKPLACE

Are your legs tired, achy and/or swollen at the end of the day? Prolonged standing or sitting allows blood to stagnate in your lower leg, causing soreness and possibly leading to edema (fluid build up). This is referred to as Occupational Edema. Using a compression as low as 8 – 15 mmHg can dramatically help reduce soreness and swelling in the lower leg.

PREGNANCY

It has been estimated that up to 40% of all pregnant women will develop varicose veins during their pregnancy. While pregnant, the body releases hormone to relax the walls of your veins. This is supposed to increase blood flow to the uterus, but as a side effect it can also lead to the development of Varicose Veins. Wearing compression stockings has been shown to help.

VARICOSE VEINS

Varicose veins are gnarled and enlarged veins that are commonly found in the lower leg. In most people they are simply a visual annoyance, but in some they cause aching pain and discomfort and can even lead to serious health complications (such as ulcerations and blood clotting). Varicose veins may affect up to 60% of North Americans. Your risk of developing varicose veins increases with age, obesity, pregnancy and menopause.

Compression stockings can help reduce existing varicose and spider veins and prevent the development of new ones. To find out which compression stockings are right for you call us today at 1.855.377.8307.
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