Compression stockings improve the signs and symptoms of various conditions of venous disease by providing graduated compression therapy to help control leg swelling and discomfort. They are designed to provide support to the legs and veins, assist with circulation, and minimize swelling. You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, your doctor may prescribe compression stockings.

Wearing stockings helps with:
– Aching and heavy feeling in legs
– Swelling in legs
– Preventing blood clots, especially after surgery or injury when you are less active

Types of Compression Stockings:
Talk to your doctor about what kind of compression stockings are right for you. There are many different compression stockings. They come in different:
– Pressures, from light pressure to strong pressure
– Lengths, from knee-high to the top of the thigh
– Colors