There are many varieties of stockings on the market, but for leg pain, varicose veins, and leg swelling, we recommend wearing “graduated” compression hose, which are designed to fit a little tighter down at the ankle, and gradually become less tight as they rise up the leg. They work by keeping blood from pooling in the lower leg veins, and allow better circulation, which reduces the swelling and pressure resulting in aching, itching, and restless legs.
Newer styles wick away moisture, are breathable, and much more comfortable than the older styles of the past. There are varieties designed to wear when running or exercising as well. We recommend wearing graduated support stockings following vein treatments as they seem to help aid in speeding up recovery and reducing any post treatment discomfort. Many studies show they help in the pain and recovery from blood clots, including Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and phlebitis (varicose vein clots closer to the surface).
“ Before talking with the doctors at Carolina Vein, I didn't realize compression hose could be sporty and comfortable. I was amazed, I do not mind wearing them!”