We carry a large selection of compression socks/stockings to suit any need. Our trained compression specialist can properly fit you for any type of compression needed. The common misconception is that compression garments are ugly and uncomfortable, making them a chore to wear. However, our wide variety of colours and styles from Sigvaris and Sockwell will open your eyes to the various options available to pair with any outfit.
Patients may benefit from compression socks if they have a medical condition that can cause blood or fluid to pool in the bottom of their legs, causing body tissues to swell. The socks create comfortable pressure on your legs and help maintain healthy blood flow back toward the heart. This improved circulation in your lower limbs can help ease the symptoms of other conditions such as varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and more.
Requires Doctors Prescription: Yes
Requires Professional Fitting: Yes
Available in-store: Usually requires ordering
While many studies have examined the benefits of wearing compression socks during athletic activities, the medical benefits still need to be determined. Athletes may experience fewer aches and pains in their legs during and after their activities. The firm support of a compression sock may also improve oxygen delivery to muscles and/or reduce vibration from the impact of activity.
Whether you spend a lot of time sitting or standing for most of the day, the circulatory system in your legs is always hard at work. Compression socks can increase blood return to the heart, reducing swelling, pain, stiffness, and the sensation of heavy legs.
If your compression garments fit properly, you can wear them all day. There is no need to wear them at night as the effects of gravity are different on your legs while in bed.
Support socks/hose have a compression level below 20 mmHg and can usually be bought without a prescription. Compression socks/stockings are rated 20 mmHg and above and require a prescription and professional fitting.
Handwashing is recommended, but they can also be turned inside out, washed in warm water on a gentle cycle and hung to dry. Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
Wearing compression socks during pregnancy is a great idea. There are a multitude of ways compression socks can help you and your legs stay healthy and comfortable from start to finish. Sigvaris has a comprehensive article covering the topic here.