What Are Compression Stockings?
What Are The Benefits Of Compression Therapy?
- Reduce the incidence of blood clots
- Reduce the incidence of varicose veins
- Prevent complications resulting from diabetes
- Prevent complications resulting from veinous disorders
- Reduce swelling in feet and ankles
- Reduce aching and discomfort
- Decrease foot and leg fatigue
- Increase endurance
- Decrease soreness and recovery time
- Reduce stress on muscles
- Prevent soft tissue damage such as shin splints
- Improve balance and proprioception
Who Can Benefit From Wearing Compression Stockings?
- Floor manager
- Concession attendants
- Retail salespeople
- Teaching assistants
- Professors / lecturers
- Administrative personnel
- Bus drivers
- Cafeteria staff
- Dental hygienists
- Massage therapists
- Healthcare workers
- Makeup artists
- Flight attendants
- Air traffic controllers
- Security and immigration agents
- Bus drivers
- Train attendants
- Parking enforcement
- City workers
- Individuals with or at risk of circulation problems
- Individuals with diabetes
- Individuals with orthostatic intolerance
- Individuals who are bed-ridden as the result of chronic illness or surgical recovery
- Pregnant women
Are Compression Stockings Comfortable?
How Do I Know What Size Compression Stockings I Need?
Compression stockings must be the correct size in order to get optimal benefits. Feet First Clinic has certified fitters on staff who will determine your specific size based on measuring the circumference of your ankles, calves, thighs, and hips.
Compression stockings comes in different MmHg (millimeters of mercury) and ranges from 15-20 MmHg, 20-30 MmHg, 30-40 MmHg which will be determined by a medical doctor.
Drop-in compression wear fitting is offered during clinic hours Monday-Saturday and is a complimentary service. No is appointment required.
What Styles Of Compression Stockings Are Available?
- Knee-high socks
- Supima cotton
- Sea Island cotton
- Merino wool
- Natural rubber
Are Compression Stockings Covered By Insurance?
Do I Need A Prescription For Compression Stockings?
Book an appointment for compression stockings
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or contact the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).