Compression socks

  1. Description


Modern compression stockings are more sophisticated and designed to provide consistent pressure in the legs, helping blood to flow back toward the heart.  Stockings usually exert more pressure near the ankles and feet, providing an extra squeeze that promotes blood flow.


  1. Feature


The three main kinds are:


Support pantyhose. These exert some pressure, but are the least tight option.

Compression socks and stockings. A range of pressures are available for purchase at many drugstores, pharmacies, and online stores. These provide more support than pantyhose.

Prescription compression stockings. These exert the greatest amount of pressure, and are fitted by a specialist to ensure that they are effective but not so tight that they affect a person’s circulation.

Stockings are typically knee- or thigh-high. Knee-high stockings promote circulation in the lower leg and when exercising.