Compression stockings will often help relieve common vein symptoms such as; cramping, aching or swelling.
Compression stockings will often help relieve common varicose vein symptoms such as; cramping, aching or swelling. They also may slow the progression of venous disease. These stockings compress the nonfunctioning veins and prevent blood from pooling in the legs. They are typically tighter at the foot and ankle and less compressive at the calf.
They can be ordered in a knee-high, thigh-high or panty hose length. There are different pressures available depending on the amount of compression needed to treat your symptoms. In most cases they are worn during the day and taken off at night except in rare cases. Currently, there many stocking companies offering different styles, material and colors. Wearing stockings can look just like a comfortable sock and does not have to look “too medical” like they did in the past. If you have insurance, some companies will cover some of the costs. Many insurance companies require that you wear compression stockings for at least three months before covering any other type of treatment for varicose veins. Stockings can be worn by both men and women.