𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐕𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐕𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐬?
Varicose veins occur when blood collects behind the small valves in a person’s veins instead of flowing smoothly back to the heart. Modern compression stockings are more sophisticated and designed to provide consistent pressure in the legs, helping blood to flow back toward the heart. Stockings usually exert more pressure near the ankles and feet, providing an extra squeeze that promotes blood flow.
𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠:
❌ Compression stockings, is the basic treatment for varicose veins
❌ Progression of varicose veins will be halted after putting on compression stockings.
❌ Compression stockings, as tight as possible
❌ Compression stockings are worn for 24 hours
Compression stockings are mainly used to improve blood circulation, prevent varicose veins from getting worse, and relieve soreness or discomfort of the leg. However, they can not heal the varicose veins disease. Majority of the patients will still need to undergo surgery in the end.
Choose carefully if you need to wear it as compression stockings are available in different tightness (pressures) and sizes. It is best to get professional recommendations from a vascular specialist doctor to avoid any side effect due to wrong pressure or sizes selected.