Compression stockings work by gently squeezing the legs to help improve blood flow, keep fluid from pooling in the legs and relieve symptoms caused by varicose veins, skin ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.
At Simcoe Foot Clinic, we offer compression stockings for men and women in a variety of colors and styles. They are available over the counter (mild compression) and by prescription (moderate to high compression).
To be most effective, compression stockings should be worn all the time unless you are bathing or sleeping. They will be tightest at the ankle with the amount of compression gradually decreasing up the leg.
Putting on compression stockings can be tricky at first, but will get easier with practice. For a detailed how-to video, click here.