“Compression stockings are a specialized hosiery, designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg, compressing the limb. This reduces the diameter of distended veins and causes an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairments of venous walls, and relieves heavy and aching legs. Knee High Compression Hose are used not only to help increase circulation, but to also help prevent the formation of blood clots in the lower legs, as well as aiding in the treatment of ulcers of the lower legs”
*Compression stocking definition as per Wikipedia
Medical compression stockings are usually prescribed by doctor. Patient can obtain stockings through the specialist’s retailer.
- At first patient is going to see doctor and describe the problem. The doctor is going to identify the problem and prescribe the correct treatment
- Once doctor prescribes medical stockings, the patient is going to order the product in the retail outlet. Retailer will advice on the appropriate brand/model, therefore patient will be informed on what product to select.
- Afterwards patient will continue to see his doctor to discuss current treatment. Based on the patient’s condition and needs doctor will decide the need for further supply.