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Everything You Need to Know About Compression Stockings

Have you undergone a recent sclerotherapy treatment? Do you suffer from pain and discomfort due to varicose veins and have been advised to wear compression stockings? Here’s everything you need to know about them and how they work to help alleviate any leg pain you might have.

Compression stockings are used to improve blood circulation in the legs, which will help reduce any pain or swelling. They are often recommended to patients who have recently undergone varicose vein treatments such as sclerotherapy or echosclerotherapy, but can also be used in the treatment and management of a variety of conditions, including: 

  • Edema
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins 
  • Deep vein thrombosis 
  • Lymphedema 
  • Phlebitis 
  • Pregnancy 

Other individuals who can benefit from wearing compression stockings are those who suffer from leg ulcers, leg swelling, as well as those with circulatory problems. People who spend a lot of time on their feet during the day may discover that compression stockings improve comfort. 

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At our Calgary vein clinic, we offer a wide range of services including varicose vein treatments, such as sclerotherapy, echosclerotherapy, and compression stockings, to help promote your well-being and provide relief from symptoms such as aching legs and swollen feet/ankles. 

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Do Compression Stockings Really Work? 5 Key Benefits You Should Know About 

Compression stockings are stretchable stockings that apply gentle pressure over the ankles and calves to promote blood flow, prevent the formation of blood clots, and reduce pain/discomfort. 

Based on clinical evidence, compression stockings have been found to work, especially in managing diseases of the veins in the legs. They have the following benefits: 

  • Improves blood circulation in the legs
  • Prevents blood from pooling in your leg veins 
  • Reduces leg swelling 
  • Prevents ulcers 
  • Reduces pain 
  • Improves lymphatic drainage
  • Prevents blood clots in the veins of your legs 

Can It Be Dangerous to Wear Compression Stockings? 

Compression socks are very safe and do not generally cause complications. To avoid any complications, you must be aware of the following: 

Compression stockings shouldn’t be too tight

Compression socks come in different sizes, so you must select the correct size after a consultation with your vein specialist. If the stocking is too tight, it can cut off blood supply and oxygenation, causing tissue death. 

Always consult with your vein specialist before wearing compression socks. 

Compression socks can be dangerous in certain situations and should be avoided. You might not be a good candidate for compression stockings if you have:

  • A disease of the arteries
  • Heart failure
  • Inflammation of the veins that is spreading to the rest of your body
  • Infection/inflammation of the skin 


How Should Compression Stockings Be Used? 

You should ALWAYS consult your doctor or vein specialist before using compression stockings. They come in various lengths and sizes and must fit properly based on the measurements of your legs. A vein specialist will be able to assess the right size for you. 

Other tips for using your compression stockings include: 

  • They should typically be worn during the day and taken off during bed time 
  • This may vary for certain conditions, so always follow the recommendations by your vein specialist
  • The socks may be worn on one or both legs, depending on your condition
  • You should wash your socks regularly to maintain hygiene
  • If you wash them by hand, they will maintain their elasticity for longer
  • If your compression stockings become loose, discontinue use and replace them, because they will not be as effective


Talk to Our Vein Specialists About Compression Stockings

Do you want to know more about the costs and benefits of compression stockings, and how they can help alleviate any pain or discomfort in your legs? Our vein specialists can assess your situation and determine the right course of treatment. 

If you want to know more about the costs and benefits of compression stockings, and how we can help alleviate any pain or discomfort in your legs, contact Glenmore Landing Vein Clinic today. 

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We are happy to announce that we are now open and offering all of our treatments, including anti-aging procedures. To book an appointment, contact us today at (403) 253-2555 or fill in our online contact form.

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