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Compression Stockings

Not everyone should wear compression stockings. You must undergo a procedure known as a Doppler study to assess your blood circulation before they may be suggested for you.

Your legs will experience a steady squeeze from compression stockings, which will increase circulation. They frequently feel the tightest at the ankle and progressively loosen as they travel up your leg. This promotes upward blood flow to your heart.

They might assist in reducing the swelling, inflammation, and discomfort that your varicose veins are causing in your legs. However, it is unknown if the stockings assist prevent your varicose veins from getting worse or if they stop new varicose veins from developing.

Compression stockings are only advised as a long-term treatment for varicose veins at Dr. Ravi's Vascular Center (Vein Clinic) if no other options are effective for you.

For the length of your pregnancy, compression stockings may be recommended if you have varicose veins and are pregnant.

Compression stockings come in a wide range of sizes and tensions. Most varicose vein sufferers will be given a class 1 or class 2 (medium compression) stocking as a prescription.

Additionally, they come in

Various colours

Various foot types, some of which cover your entire foot while others stop before your toes; varying lengths, some of which reach your knee while others also cover your thigh

There are other compression tights, although they are not offered by the NHS. They can be purchased from pharmacies or the manufacturers directly.

If you have profound venous insufficiency, you might need to wear compression stockings for the remainder of your life (blockages or problems with the valves in the deep veins in your legs).

Even if you've had surgery to repair some of your varicose veins in certain situations, you'll still need to wear compression stockings.

Wearing Compression Stockings

Compression stockings must typically be worn every day, first thing in the morning, and removed before bed.

Although they can be uncomfortable, especially in hot weather, it's crucial to wear your stockings properly to get the most benefit from them.

To ensure that each part of your leg receives the appropriate amount of compression, pull them all the way up. Avoid letting the stocking roll down; otherwise, a tight band of it may irritate the skin surrounding your leg.

If the stockings are painful or don't appear to fit, talk to your doctor.