Medical Compression Stockings
Does your day include prolonged periods of standing on your feet or periods of sitting? Do your legs and feet feel tired, achy and swollen at the end of the day? Compression stockings and socks can help alleviate or eliminate these symptoms and help reduce leg fatigue and discomfort.
The use of compression support therapy may help to prevent spider veins and varicose veins from forming or progressing. Compressions stockings are also strongly recommended after Sclerotherapy to help maintain the benefits.
Graduated compression therapy applies pressure around the outside of your legs with the most pressure exerted at the ankle and decreasing up the leg. This helps the lower legs to move blood up towards the heart more effectively, helps prevent pooling of blood and unnecessary pressure on the vein walls and generally improves your circulation.
We recommend wearing the stockings for 14 days after liquid or foam sclerotherapy treatments. Then you should use them for prevention and maintenance especially if you are going to be standing or sitting for long periods, or for long distance travel. Compression stockings will make your legs feel better, look better and be healthier!
Stockings can also be helpful in preventing tired, aching, swollen legs at the end of a long day but they often get a bad rap. Most people who complain about them are thinking of their grandma’s stockings; not the ones of today! The ones of today breathe better, look better and are more stylish than the ones of yester-year!
The Vein Clinic carries various styles from sheer to opaque tights and compressions. These are NOT your grandma’s stockings!!! They come in different colors and styles that include calf length, thigh high stockings to full pantyhose. They even come in open toe style to show off that pedicure. We do carry compression socks and now we carry athletic recovery compression socks which are used by amateur and professional athletes to improve their performance.
Come in to be measured to ensure the perfect fit! We will also take the time to show you how to put them on and take them off and give you the tools to make it that much easier! Medical compression stockings are often covered by medical plans, so it is a good idea to check with your private insurance company to see if you plan covers the cost of compression stockings.
At The Vein Clinic we do direct billing for Blue Cross and Greenshield insurance plans so that you only have to pay your deductible and we take care of all the paperwork.