Compression stockings (or socks) are a special kind of elastic hosiery that supports healthy blood circulation and helps prevent a variety of health conditions, including: chronic venous insufficiency, spider veins, varicose veins. The pressure that these stockings put on your ankles and legs compresses the surface arteries and veins, helping the vein valves to function properly and blood to flow back to your heart without obstructions.
Choosing the right size for compression stockings is crucial to feel as comfortable as possible and to take advantage of all the benefits of the elastic hosiery. To ensure the proper fit, we will take the measurements for you.
You can acquire stockings from your local pharmacy or medical supply store, or directly from us at your next appointment. If you already know the stocking type and size you’d want to purchase, Ames Walker, is a customer friendly online store option. Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions on how to navigate the site.