What are Compression Socks and Stockings?
Compression socks and stockings improve circulation, reduce swelling and tiredness, and improve performance in the lower body by improving blood flow. These stockings are designed to deliver a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the ankle and gradually decrease towards the top of the stocking.
Are you a potential candidate for compression socks and stockings?
Do you experience tired or achy legs?
Do you experience swollen feet, ankles, or legs?
Are you sitting or standing for long periods of during the day?
Are you an expectant mother?
Are you a smoker or diabetic?
Are you a participant in endurance sports?
Do you carry excessive weight?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for Compression Stockings.
How will my health care practitioner help?
Depending on the amount of support you need you will be advised on the following stockings:
Mild support (15-20mmHg)
Designed to help relieve: tired, aching, fatigued legs, minor ankle and leg swelling expectant mothers
Moderate support (20-25mmHg)
Designed to help relieve: medically related conditions
Firm support (25-30mmHg)
Designed to help relieve: moderate to severe ankle and leg swelling moderate to severe varicosities lymphedema
Does my insurance plan cover Compression Stockings?
Yes. Most insurance plans will cover Compression Stockings through your workplace health plans, and some may require a Physician’s referral. After receiving your treatment, you will be issued a receipt that you can directly send to your insurance company to reimburse the cost of your Compression Stockings.