Compression Stockings: How to Use Them
Specially fitted compression stockings are tight at the feet with a gradually looser fit on the leg. Because there are different types, it's best to use the kind that your doctor recommends and that work best for you.
- Help improve blood flow.
- Help keep blood from pooling in the legs.
- May help prevent blood clots from forming in deep leg veins.
- Help relieve symptoms and prevent problems caused by things like varicose veins, skin ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.
- Will help the most if you wear them every day while you're awake, especially while you're on your feet.
You can find more information in these topics:
- Reference Compression Stockings for Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Reference Venous Skin Ulcers: Home Treatment
- Reference Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine