Custom Made Compression Stockings
Compression stockings are specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of and guard against further progression of venous disordersuch as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis . Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg compressing the limb, exerting pressure against the legs reducing the diameter of distended veins causing an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairs of venous walls, and relieves heavy and aching legs.
Unlike traditional dress or athletic stockings and socks, compression stockings use stronger elastics to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. Compression stockings are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive towards the knees and thighs. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower circulatory channels. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet.
Indication for use of Compression Stockings
- Tired, aching legs
- Edema (Mild ankle/foot swelling)
- Tired, aching legs (Occurs when the blood flow slows down in the legs (can be an indicator of deep vein thrombosis).
- Chronic peripheral venous insufficiency
- Varicose veins
- Spider Veins (mild
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Economy Class Syndrome (ECS)