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Compression socks and stockings are used by patient to prevent or to treat legs Varicose Veins or Spider Veins issues. Compression stockings are natural, non-invasive, and easy to apply treatment. To know which compression level or compression stockings length to wear for your Varicose Veins issue, you should seek your doctor’s advice.
Varicose Veins are blue or purple coloured veins that appear on our legs under the skin. Depending on each case, they can be:
Varicose Veins are caused by a bad blood circulation, going from the legs to the heart. Actually, it is a malfunction in veins valves at feet and leg level. This valves issue prevents blood from being pumped properly, causing a blood accumulation in leg veins. These veins become enlarged and swollen.
Treatment may vary depending on Varicose Veins grade. Most common treatments are: wearing compression stockings, losing weight, physical exercising, avoid standing for a long time. More serious cases may require a vein surgery.
Compression socks or stockings for Varicose Veins are prescribed by doctors in order to help men or women suffering from venous insufficiency, spider veins or Varicose Veins; to get better and to benefit from a more normal blood flow from legs to the heart. Four graduated compression levels are available in the market: 15-20 mmHg, 20-30 mmHg, 30-40 mmHg or 40-50 mmHg. In addition to levels, patient can choose among three main compression support stockings lengths: knee high, thigh high or pantyhose.
To protect their legs from Varicose Veins or venous insufficiency, men or women can wear a 15-20 mmHg or 20-30 mmHg support socks. They provide a better blood circulation and healthy legs.
For people who are already suffering from Varicose Veins, wearing these measured support socks for Varicose Veins with graduated compression on a daily basis, would help to relieve pain and Edema, and to help lazy veins valves to pump blood again more actively in the heart direction. Also, they would help your legs to have a better shape. For Varicose Veins treatment, your Doctor may prescribe a 20-30 mmHg, 30-40 mmHg or even 40-50 mmHg compression socks.