Graduated Compression Stockings are an essential part in the treatment of venous disease. They are the first step in management of venous insufficiency, which is a condition that leads to leg heaviness, swelling, and varicose veins. They are also an important part of the post-procedural care after intervention for venous disease.
These stocking recreate the natural pressure gradient that allows proper blood flow out of the leg veins and back to the heart. They come in different strengths of compression, lengths, sizes, and colors. Your doctor will recommend the proper type of stocking, and you will be measured and fit for the appropriate size.
The proper fit is essential for proper function. The Milford Vascular Institute has a stocking specialist that will come to the office to provide this service for you, and also has a wide selection of stockings that you can purchase immediately. Often, your insurance company will reimburse you for the cost of these stockings. Contact our office to make arrangements for your fitting.