What Are Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings and socks are specialized elastic hosiery designed to help prevent and guard against progression of venous and vascular disorders. By compressing the limb, compression stockings reduce the diameter of distended veins creating and increasing blood flow.
Are Compression Stockings For Me?
Compression stockings are ideal for those with mild to moderate vascular disorders, those who stand or sit for extended periods of time, and women who are pregnant.
The stretchable elastic yarn provides for a comfortable fit, regardless of body shape. The lightweight fabric allows the skin to breathe while providing a cooling effect on the skin.
Find out which type of compression stockings is recommended for you by seeing our certified fitters in our Toronto foot clinic.
What Conditions Can Compression Stockings Be Used To Treat?
- Tired, aching legs
- Varicose veins
- Spider Veins
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Air travel – long flights
- Diabetic ulcers
What Are the Different Types of Compression Stockings?
Ultra Sheer: ideal combination of therapeutic effectiveness and a sheer, lightweight, fashionable appearance.Opaque: fashionable look and a soft feel that conceals blemishes, varicose veins and scars.
Casual Wear: ideal for informal activities or with casual attire. Attractive and subtle diamond shaped design.
For Men: therapeutic effectiveness in a classic, comfortable dress sock design. Wicks away moisture to help feet cool, dry, and comfortable. Antibacterial/antifungal finish.
Active Wear: feels like cotton and offers superior moisture management to keep feet dry, cool, and comfortable.
Our knowledgeable staff at Feet First Clinic can offer suggestions on the styles of compression stockings and compression socks that best fits your needs.
Are Compression Stockings Covered By Insurance?
Compression stockings and socks are covered under most insurance plans with a medical doctor’s prescription. Please check with your insurance provider for details of compression hosiery coverage.
If you’re ready to get some compression stockings or compression socks, book an appointment with us today by calling 416-769-FEET (3338).