Compression Stockings

compression stockings hamiltonCompression stockings are made of strong elastic material that gently squeezes the feet and legs to promote better blood flow. Increased circulation reduces swelling and fatigue, and lowers the risk of varicose veins and other leg or foot conditions.

Today’s compression hose takes a variety of forms:

  • compression tights
  • compression leggings
  • compression pantyhose
  • compression dress socks
  • sports compression socks
  • maternity compression stockings

You will also find an array of colours and patterns in mild, moderate, or firm support.

Do you need compression stockings?

You might want to use support hose if you:

  • experience tired or aching legs
  • get swollen feet, ankles, or legs
  • sit or stand for long periods of time during the day
  • spend long periods of time in one position during the day
  • have varicose veins or a family history of venous disorders
  • participate in high-level athletics or endurance sports like running or cycling

Compression hose are also recommended if you’re:

  • diabetic
  • pregnant
  • a smoker
  • overweight

Benefits of Compression Socks

Main compression socks benefits are pain relief and protection against venous disease. Since venous disease is progressive, it’s best to diagnose and treat it early, when symptoms are minor.

Compression stockings help to:

  • heal ulcers
  • improve sensation in feet and legs
  • increase circulation in feet and legs
  • reduce swelling, fatigue, and discomfort in feet and legs
  • lower the risk of blood clots, venous disease, and lymphatic conditions
  • prevent the development of varicose veins, thrombosis, and other problems

Compression stockings are often covered by extended health plans. Drop in to see our selection and ask our friendly staff for more information.

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