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Compression stocking therapy is the use of compression hose to treat varicose or spider veins.
This is a very simple varicose treatment whereby the patient wears a previously prescribed pair of compression stockings or compression hose that work by applying pressure on the ankle and other parts of the leg with the goal of pushing the blood flow upwards towards the heart.
Important information about Compression Stocking Therapy.
- Compression stockings help relieve symptoms and slow the progress of varicose veins however not everyone with varicose veins needs compression stockings and the therapy is not always successful.
- They improve circulation and are a mainstay of treatment for varicose veins that are causing symptoms.
- It is important to put them on consistently first thing in the morning, and practice this daily, making adjustments for proper fitting as you go along.
- It is also important that they are a good fit for your legs or they could make problems worse.
The cost of the stockings can range between $50 and $125, and there is a bit of a learning curve when they are first used. A pair of compression hose usually needs to be replaced after 4 to 6 months of regular use.
After a few weeks of consistent use, patients normal adjust fairly well to the stockings and get a good deal of benefit from them.
St Johns Vein Center offers compression stockings / compression hose for purchase but before purchasing compression stockings it is recommended to get properly evaluated to determine if they would be the best solution for you. If you are considering compression stocking to treat your legs, contact St Johns Vein Center for a consultation at 877-640-VEIN or by filling out our online form to schedule a consultation.