When should you start wearing Compression Stockings?
Are you a good candidate?
People with venous conditions can experience some ease from discomfort, pain and, swelling with compression. Possible candidates include:
#1. Those with venous conditions — Compression stockings are an excellent treatment for people with venous and lymphatic disorders like varicose veins, DVT, edema, and others. Your doctor will prescribe the right level of compression, from mild to severe, to help treat the condition.
#2. Pregnant women —Hormonal changes in your body will increase blood volume during pregnancy. Pregnant women will be at higher risk to develop deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins. What’s more, you are at a higher risk of swelling and pain in the legs. Wear compression stockings as early as possible during your pregnancy to prevent or alleviate these symptoms.
#3. Those with diabetes — Doctors may recommend diabetic patients to wear compression socks to relieve swelling in the feet, ankles, and legs. Contact your physician before you wear them.
#4. Anyone standing or sitting for long — When you’re in one position for a long time, your muscles and tissues are stressed. Your blood flow slows making your legs and feet feel sore or tired after a long period of sitting or standing. Wearing compression stockings or socks with mild compression as earliest as possible can increase blood flow which will reduce soreness and fatigue.
Always consult your doctor before starting to wear compression stockings. If it is the right treatment or solution for you, it helps to know the dos and don’ts from the start. Information about how to measure yourself for the stockings, how to wash them, how to wear them are available on our website. CompressionStockings.in is staffed by a support team who can always help answer your questions.