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Graduated compression socks or stockings are specifically designed to prevent occurrence or recurrence of venous disorders such as edema related to varicose veins, thombophlebitis and deep venous thrombosis.  They are tightest at the ankle, and become less constrictive moving up the leg, hence the term "graduated".  This pressure gradient helps to compress surface veins and optimize the return of blood to the heart against gravity.
Our clinic no longer carries compression hosiery and socks.

Indications for use

  • Tired, aching legs

  • Edema (swelling) due to varicose veins, or other systemic conditions

  • Varicose veins and peripheral venous insufficiency

  • Spider and reticular veins

  • Deep venous thrombosis (after definitive treatment has been initiated)

  • Lymphedema

  • Thrombophlebitis

  • Venous stasis in pregnancy and postpartum period

  • Leg cramping and fatigue with exercise and in the recovery phase after an athletic activity.

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