Graduated Medical Compression

aspireMD - Graduated Medical Compression

Dr. Jane knows all about veins. During your visit, she will evaluate your condition and refer you for any needed investigations. With this information she will thoroughly explain the treatment options she recommends for you which may include:

Graduated Medical Compression

Venous Surgical Intervention


Compression Sclerotherapy

Compression socks and hosiery are the mainstay of healthy, energized legs. 

Support your legs, support your life!

Medical Compression Socks

Graduated compression socks/stockings assist your body in returning the blood and fluid pooled in the lower legs back into your active circulation – thereby energizing your legs and entire body!

Our precise measurements, custom fit and uniquely woven graduated compression socks and hosiery ensures that the compression is greatest at your ankle, gradually reducing up your calf and potentially into your thigh to naturally restore your blood flow to a normal state thereby aiding overall circulation.

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Dr. Jane Burk-Vassallo will determine the best way to treat your concerns and recommend the best options in compression therapy. The aspireMD leg health team are certified graduated medical compression fitters and will help you choose the right fit and style to suit your diagnosis and lifestyle.

Graduated Medical Compression Socks and Stockings will:

  • Support your legs to immediately feel more rested and energized
  • Reduce swelling
  • Optimize the results of varicose vein treatments
  • Prevent varicose and spider vein recurrences

If after your evaluation it is deemed necessary, Dr. Jane Burk-Vassallo will provide you with a prescription for graduated medical compression therapy. A member of the aspireMD healthcare team will properly measure and custom fit your socks/stockings based on your individualized prescription. Graduated medical compression has come a long way from the beige bandages of your grandparents’ era. Today’s choices include everything from stylish merino wool socks, athletic wear, business attire, patterned thigh high pantyhose to bright and bold socks and leggings, making graduated medical compression an easy solution to incorporate into your everyday life. Our healthcare team will also ensure you are familiar and comfortable with the recommended way to wear your product as well as proper care to ensure longevity. To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed.

Donning Tips and Tricks

If you continue to have difficulties, you are not alone! aspireMD has solutions for that as well. Speak to a certified medical compression fitter about a variety of easy to use donning aids.

Washing Instructions:

  • Hand or delicate machine-wash with warm water and mild soap or detergent. You may purchase a specific washing solution made for support socks/stockings from aspireMD if desired.
  • Do not use chlorine bleach.  
  • Do not use fabric softener.
  • Warm water rinse.
  • Lay flat to air-dry.
  • Support socks/stockings may be dried in the dryer on low heat or delicate setting.
  • Placing your socks/stockings in a mesh laundry bag will help protect them during the wash cycle.
  • If silicone bands have lost their hold, hand wash with soap and hot water (40oC, 105oF) to restore their grip.

It is recommended to replace your graduated medical compression every six months. Many private health insurance plans cover some or all of the cost. We are happy to provide the necessary paperwork so you may seek reimbursement. The aspireMD team is always available to help keep your legs healthy!


What They're Saying

I never thought I would enjoy wearing support stockings. I thought only my Grandma wore those ugly things! I am so happy I went to Dr. Jane about my vein issues, she and her staff expertly guided me in my choices. I couldn’t believe the stylish and effective options available to me to use as compression therapy!

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