If your suffer from varicose veins and spider veins, you know first hand the frustration of dealing with fatigue, swelling, itching, burning and leg cramps. Compression socks/stockings help reduce the symptoms of painful varicose veins. When worn consistently, they slow the progression of vein disease.
However, compression alone does not correct the underlying vein problem. Compression socks promote the venous blood from the feet back towards the heart over coming the effects of gravity.
Medical grade compression is designed to be stronger in the feet and gradually diminishes in pressure as they extend up the calf into the thigh.
They are intended to wear upon awakening in the morning (before blood has a chance to pool), and continued as long as you are up and about. There is no need to wear them in bed. The degree of compression ranges from 15 mmhg - 40+ mmhg. I will evaluate you to determine your best prescription strength. Our certified fitters will assist you in the proper fit and care of your medical grade compression socks. They will also educate you on the best way to put them on and take them off.
I believe that even those fortunate enough not to suffer with varicose veins will benefit from a lifestyle choice of graduated compression socks/stockings. The evolution of fabrics, styles and comfortable fit will accommodate every lifestyle preference. Prevention is golden....