Compression or support stockings
Compression or support stockings decrease the symptoms of varicose veins. Wearing them improve the effectiveness of treatment. We recommend that you wear it during your sport activities. There is a great variety of tissus to meet for your needs. Your doctor will prescribe the right stocking pressure.
Compression stockings prevent the appearance of varicose veins
People with a higher risk of developing varicose veins, either because of family history or because they work in standing position, should wear medical compression or support stockings. This is a preventative method.
When worn during the treatment period, compression or support stockings will improve the success rate. It reduces pain and side effects related to treatment, such as minor hematoma or changes in skin colour. The canadien medical community, phlebologists or varicose vein specialists recommend stockings.
Practical tips for wearing compression stockings
- Cost is covered by most private insurance policies.
- It’s not necessary to wear them at night
- Slide the foot in up to the heel and then roll the stocking up your leg
- Use a protective bandage in case of a skin lesions
- Do not apply any cream on your legs
- Remove any jewellery and keep nails trimmed
- Stockings come in a variety of color and thickness
- Wear it during long car or plane trips.
Contraindications for wearing stockings
Arterial insufficiency, sores, wounds and skin infections, thrombosis and latex allergy are possible contrindications to wear compression or support stockings.