Compression Stockings, or Compression Hosiery Therapy, are stockings and socks designed to increase blood circulation. They are made using elastic fibers or rubber. They put pressure on the lower leg and foot, and, in some cases, the thigh, to improve circulatory problems such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. They also counter the effects of hypertension. The stockings are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive towards the knees and thighs.
Compression Stockings are offered in different levels of compression. The unit of measurement used to classify the pressure of the stockings is mmHg. They are often available in one of the following pressure ranges:
Compression Stockings are normally available in 3 different lengths:
Benefits of Compression Stockings:
Deep vein Thrombosis -DVT
Tired /Achy legs
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