Compression stockings are a specialized hosiery worn around the leg to compress the limb. They are designed to help prevent the occurence of, and protect against further progression of venous disorders such as edema/swelling, phlebitis and thrombosis/clots. Compression stockings reduce the diameter of distended veins and increases venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness.
Conditions which have been successfully treated by the application of compression stockings from Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre are:
- spider veins (mild varicosities)
- varicose veins
- ankle/lower limb swelling (edema)
- tired, aching legs
- lower limb side effects due to pregnancy
- venous thromboembolism/clot in veins
- deep vein thrombosis
To further explore how our chiropodist/foot care specialist can assist you with any of the above mentioned ailments, please contact us at our Hamilton or Brantford locations to learn more about the wide variety of compression stockings we have to offer!