Compression hose or compression stockings are used to increase blood circulation on the legs and feet. If you have circulatory problems such as edema, phlebitis or thrombosis, your doctor may recommend compression hosiery. But compression socks are not just for people suffering from circulation problems. Many athletes, or people in occupations which require long periods of time on their feet, such as nurses, also find compression socks useful, as do individuals who sit for long periods of time with travel on airplanes.
Compression socks prevents blood from pooling in the legs and feet by producing squeezing pressure on the feet, ankles, and legs. Getting the right amount of pressure is important for the stockings to do their job, and pressure needs to be greatest at the ankles and gradually decline as it goes higher up on the leg. Therefore, expert fitting of all compression socks and garments is important.
At Preston Home Medical Supplies, our knowledgeable and friendly staff can fit you for your compression stockings. We carry Jobst and Mediven compression hosiery in a wide range of compressions, colors, styles and sizes. Unlike compression garments of yesterday, today’s hose are virtually impossible to differentiate from regular hosiery or socks.
Preston Home Medical Supplies now carries CEP Compression Socks for runners and athletes. We carry a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit everyone's preferences!