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Compression Stockings At HPFY

A compression stocking is designed for compression therapy. It aids in increasing the flow of blood in your legs by providing a gentle compression that helps the blood move up your legs. As a result, pain and swelling are reduced. It also prevents blood clotting. While compression stockings may look like everyday hosiery, they serve a critical function for those who have circulatory or venous problems in their legs. Symptoms of circulatory problems may include numbness, tingling, extremity pain, and cramps. At Health Products For You, we offer a vast catalog of compression stockings from top brands such as BSN Medical, Julius Zorn Inc., and Advanced Orthopedics to name a few.

When to Use Compression Stocking?

You may be prescribed for compression stockings in case of:

  • Varicose veins
  • Venous ulcers
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Edema
  • Spider veins
  • Lymphedema
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Postoperative use
  • For achy legs
  • Athletics
  • Pregnancy-related swelling

At Health Products For You, we have an amazing collection of compression stockings in varying compression levels and with different features. You can pick up a hose based on your requirement for a compression level, length, style, toe type, size, color, and favorite brand. You can also select the material of your choice from nylon, spandex, lycra, tactel, cotton, polyamide, and more. The choice range is huge and guaranteed to meet all your needs.

Types of Compression Stockings

There are several varieties of stockings available. They differ from each other based on:

  • Type
  • Compression Level
  • Length
  • Toe Type

Graduated Compression stocking

These stockings utilize graduated Compression to facilitate better circulation. Compression greater around the ankle and gradually lessening up the leg helps our bodies pump blood back towards the heart instead of pooling in our lower extremities. These stockings help in the treatment of chronic venous disease and edema. They are prescribed to ambulatory patients. They are designed and manufactured with proper technical specifications to provide a specific pressure level to the ankle and graduation of Compression.

Anti-embolism stocking

Most often, people used anti-embolism stocking and graduated compression stocking interchangeably as both the stockings exert graduated Compression, but they have different levels of Compression and indications. Anti-embolism stockings help to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis. After surgery, they are mainly prescribed by doctors and are meant to be used by bedridden patients to maintain circulation without any extra effort passively. They do not meet the medical and technical specifications for use by ambulatory patients.

Nonmedical support hosiery

They exert uniform Compression, and it is considerably less than the above two stockings. Mostly, they are purchased over the counter without prescription, and they do not meet the strict medical and technical specifications. They are ideal for achy and tired legs and those who need to stand for long hours.

Compression Level

A compression stocking is mainly divided into four compression levels. Compression level is measured in mmHg.

  • Mild Compression (8-15 mmHg)
  • It gives relief from tired and achy legs, prevents the formation of varicose and spider veins during pregnancy, and relieves minor swelling of feet, ankles, and legs.

  • Medium Compression (15-20 mmHg)
  • It is for the prevention and relief of minor to moderate varicose veins, spider veins, DVT. It is ideal for those traveling long distances.

  • Firm Compression (20-30 mmHg)
  • It is for the prevention and relief of moderate to severe varicose veins, DVT, treatment of moderate to severe lymphedema, prevention of orthostatic hypotension, etc.

  • Extra Firm compression (30-40mmHg)
  • helps prevent and relieve severe varicose veins, DVT, and helps treat severe edema and lymphedema, etc.


They come in knee-length stocking style to the top of the thigh.

  • Chap style
  • Knee-high
  • Thigh-high
  • Waist-high

Toe Type

  • Closed-toe
  • Full foot
  • Open-toe

How Compression Stockings help Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that are seen beneath the skin. They mostly appear in the legs and feet. When the valves become weak or damaged, blood is collected in the veins instead of flowing back to the heart. Sitting or standing for a prolonged period can cause blood to pool in the leg veins and increase the pressure within the veins. Compression stockings help to improve circulation and reduce pain and discomfort. It also stops varicose veins from getting worse. So, the physician may prescribe stockings as the first course of action. He will decide what level of Compression has to be given based on the condition. Juzo Soft Knee High 30-40mmHg Compression Stockings can be useful in relieving symptoms of varicose veins.

Compression Stockings For Deep Vein Thrombosis

DVT is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein of your body, mainly in the legs. The clot affects the normal blood flow from the legs to the heart and can cause blood to pool in your legs. The pressure applied by the compression stockings can ease these problems and improve blood flow. Covidien Kendall TED Knee High Anti-Embolism Stockings help prevent and treatment of deep vein thrombosis.

Things To Keep In Mind While Using Compression Stockings

  • A compression stocking is a prescription garment and should be worn after consulting a physician. For the nonmedical purpose, you can buy them over the counter.
  • Make sure your stockings are exerting proper Compression. An inappropriate garment will not deliver the compression level necessary to address your condition.
  • If irritation occurs or you notice any other abnormality, contact a doctor.
  • If you wear them incorrectly or they are wrinkled, they might cause a problem. You can take the help of donning and doffing aids while putting and taking off. Use rubber gloves that provide the best possible grip on your stockings and protect the fabric from being damaged by rings or fingernails. You can use corn starch or baby powder so that the stocking slides up very easily.
  • Compression stockings must be worn all day long and taken off at night or directed by the physician. Put them on again first thing in the morning when you have the least swelling in the legs.
  • Compliance is very important. Otherwise, you will not get the desired results.
  • Buy two garments at a time, one that you wear and one for washing. Follow the washing instructions. Hand washes your stockings and air dry them away from direct heat.
  • They should be replaced every 3 to 6 months after your physician monitors your progress and measures your legs again.

Where to buy Stockings Online?

Your healthcare provider may suggest the type of stockings and the level of Compression required according to your health condition. At HPFY, we have compression stockings with different compression levels and heights at the best prices and discounts. We have compression stockings from popular manufacturers like Complete Medical Supplies Inc., Ita-Med Co., and many more.

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