WHAT ARE COMPRESSION STOCKINGS?
Compression stockings play an important role in the success of your treatments. They have come a long way from the surgical white TED hose people remember in a hospital setting.
Today’s compression stockings are more comfortable and even come in a variety of professional and fun colors. They are still sometimes a hated part of vein therapy but they are also a critical part of the process both in terms of pre-treatment therapy and recovery. Compression stockings are not a cure, but they may offer temporary relief from the symptoms caused by venous disease.
Compression stockings have two main purposes:
1. Daily use:
Wearing a compression stocking may be necessary for patients who spend long periods of time standing or sitting, like medical professionals, teachers, restaurant works, hair stylists, etc. This will also help patients who suffer from more serious problems, like swelling associated with diabetes and venous disease. Daily long term use of compression therapy after treatment has been proven to prolong the treatment process and delay recurrence of this chronic condition.
2. Recovery use:
Compression therapy is required for patients who have had vascular treatment, like sclerotherapy or Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). Compression stockings are used post-procedure in order to help reduce swelling and speed recovery process.
SELECTING THE RIGHT COMPRESSION STOCKINGS
Circulatory Centers recognizes the important role compression stockings play for our patients. Because sizing and fit are important, we have qualified staff who can measure and determine the proper product and fit to suit your needs.
We currently, we have several styles and colors available in our offices, including some that are not only functional but also stylish and fun for your active lifestyle.