Compression stockings can be worn to treat, improve, or prevent many problems associated with poor circulation in your legs. If your doctor has recommended that you start wearing these stockings, or you feel they may aid poor circulation, you could benefit from our compression stockings consultation.
During the compression stockings consultation, we will ask you a few questions to understand your reasons for needing these stockings and will measure your leg. This will allow us to recommend the best style and size of stockings that will be most beneficial to you.
We will also go through how to put on and take off your stockings, as well as caring for them.
There is no need to make an appointment for this service. However, we do recommend coming in the morning time for sizing as this is when the legs are least swollen if your leg is prone to swelling.
How Do Compression Stockings Work?
Compression stockings put pressure on your leg, to ensure the blood flows in the right direction… towards your heart. The stockings are usually tighter at the ankle and ease slightly as they go further up the leg.
Compression stockings are graded from 1-3. This grading is based on different strengths, with 1 being the lightest compression and 3 being the strongest compression.