If you have a family history of spider veins, are planning a pregnancy or have a job that requires long periods of standing, sitting or air travel, you would definitely benefit from wearing a graduated support sock or compression stocking.
Medical compression stockings can be used prevent spider veins from forming, or as part of a maintenance program after having a procedure such as vein stripping, ligation, laser vein removal or Sclerotherapy. The correct amount of compression will be determined by our medical staff. Compression Stockings are the best way to protect your investment after these types of vein removal treatments.
There are a wide variety of styles to choose from – socks, thigh high and pantyhose. And several choices of materials – cotton, rubber, sheer Lycra and tights. Men’s and maternity styles are also available. Compression stockings or socks are “graduated compression” which means they are tightest at the ankle and gradually give less compression up the leg to aid in venous return, helping blood flow to the heart.
You do not need a prescription from your own family doctor before coming to the clinic. You will be assessed by one of our medical staff and an appropriate prescription will be written during your initial consultation.
Contact us to schedule your consultation and check with your Extended Medical carrier before you come, they may cover all or part of your graduated medical compression stockings.