You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots.
If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, your doctor may prescribe compression stockings.
Wearing stockings helps with:
Aching and heavy feeling in legs
Swelling in legs
Preventing blood clots, especially after surgery or injury when you are less active
Types of Compression Stockings
Talk to your doctor about what kind of compression stockings are right for you. There are many different compression stockings. They come in different:
Pressures, from light pressure to strong pressure
Lengths, from knee-high to the top of the thigh
For moderate and more severe symptoms: 15–20, 20–30, 30–40, 40–50, 50–60mmHg
Buying Compression Stockings
Call your health insurance or prescription plan.
Find out if they pay for compression stockings.
Ask if your durable medical equipment benefit pays for compression stockings.
Get a prescription from your doctor
We offer brands like: TrueForm, TerraMed, Therafirm, Relaxan Sigvaris and Bauerfeind.