Compression Stocking Fittings

What do compression stockings do for you?

Compression stockings are specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of and guard against further progression of venous disorders[1] such 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, and causing an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairments 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.

There are two types of compression stockings, gradient and anti-embolism

-From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At Pharmasave Summerland we offer a variety of compression stockings, but did you know we also have a certified fitter on location?

We can measure you for custom fitted stockings suited to your compression needs.

You can benefit from medical compression therapy if you are experiencing:

  • tired, achy legs
  • varicose veins
  • lymphedema
  • venous unsufficiency
  • venous ulcers
  • pregnancy
  • deep vein thrombosis

Talk to your doctor or Pharmasave Live Well Pharmacist today about Compression therapy. Call us at (250)494-7088 or contact us online.

  

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