The Benefits of Compression Stockings

Compression socks, or stockings, are a stretchy type of elastic hosiery that are snug fitting to gently squeeze your leg. The compression helps improve your blood flow which can lessen pain, keep your legs from getting tired and achy, ease swelling in feet and ankles, and can help prevent and treat vein diseases such as varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.

Who can benefit from wearing compression socks?

  • Those at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Those with Varicose Veins
  • Those with Diabetes
  • Those at risk for circulation problems
  • Those who recently had surgery
  • Those who are bedridden or who have a hard time moving their legs
  • Those who sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Pregnant women
  • Those who are traveling with limited legroom for long periods of time

Compression Socks and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins occur when the valves in your veins become damaged, and blood has a difficult time moving up your legs to your heart since it’s moving against gravity. With nowhere to go, blood can start to pool around the ankles and in the calves. After enough time of this happening, varicose veins can form and you may notice visible twisted, purple colored veins showing on your skin’s surface. Compression stockings help blood flow back to the heart because of the consistent pressure they provide. The pressure that these stockings can put on your ankles and legs will compress your surface veins, which will help your vein valves function correctly so that blood can flow unobstructed.

What makes Summit Skin and Vein’s Compression Stockings Different?

Standard compression stockings use stronger elastic than normal dress or athletic socks. However, we use gradient compression stockings, which are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive towards the knees and thighs. Our gradient compression stockings can vastly improve the quality of life for those who suffer from vein-related pain, discomfort, and cosmetic complications. Our stockings can help these individuals experience less pain and issues on a day-to-day basis, which has the potential to make a big impact on the lives of these individuals.

If you think you or someone you know could benefit from medical grade compression stockings, come on into Summit Skin and Vein. Our high-quality, effective compression stockings can bring the comfort and support you need.

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