GRADUATED COMPRESSION

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.

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.

Our clinic carries compression hosiery and socks, for men and women of all sizes. Medical-grade compression (over 20 mm Hg pressure) with a prescription can be covered by many third party insurersWe carry active-wear compression socks for athletic performance enhancement and sport recovery use.

1852 Bank Street

Ottawa, ON K1V 7Z8

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

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