WHAT ARE COMPRESSION STOCKINGS OR SOCKS?
They are a specially made weave, snug elastic hosiery – which gently squeezes your leg.
Why wear compression stockings or sock?
Compression socks (or stockings) are designed to make veins drain faster and more efficiently. They do this by compressing the calve muscle – therefore pushing blood back up to the heart.
When should you wear Compression?
- Tired, aching, throbbing legs
- Long haul travel
- Exercising – during and post
- Varicose eczema
- Following varicose vein treatment
- Phlebitis (inflammation in the skin)