Medical Compression Stockings and Socks in Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto
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Medical Compression Stockings and Socks
in Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto

Medical Compression Stockings and Socks<br /> in Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto
Medical compression stockings
& socks is the best solution for:
  • Heavy, tired, or aching legs
  • Swollen ankles (edema)
  • Varicose veins
  • Pain or cramps in the calves
  • Venous leg ulcer
  • Spider veins
  • Venous Eczema
  • Lymphedema
  • DVT Prevention (deep vein thrombosis)
  • PTS (post-thrombotic syndrome)
  • Burn Scars
  • Dermatitis
  • Pregnancy
Best Candidates for Medical Compression Hosiery:
  • Active women and men
  • For people traveling long distances by car or air
  • People who are standing and sitting for long hours at work:
  • Health care professionals
  • Sales/retail people
  • Waitresses and restaurant professionals
  • Factory employees
  • Cashiers
  • Airline employees
Medical Compression Stockings and Socks<br /> in Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto
The goal of compression therapy is to:
  • Prevent decrease in blood flow velocity
  • Restore blood flow velocity to normal
  • Prevent raised intravascular and tissue pressures

Compression levels are defined in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) the universal measure of pressure. Graduated compression stockings are available in several classes.

Over the counter Prescription Class
10 15 mmHG 20 30mmHG Class 1 - Light Compression
15 20 mmHG 30 40mmHG Class 1 - Light Compression
40 50mmHG Class 3 - High Compression
50+ mmHG
Varieties

Graduated compression stockings are usually available in 3 different lengths; below the knee, thigh length stockings, and pantyhose.

Medical compression stockings:
 

FAQ:

Q: Why Might I Need Compression Garments?

A: Wearing specialized compression stockings, socks, and hosiery is an effective way to prevent or slow down the progression of vein and circulation-related problems and diseases. Even if you are experiencing only a mild vein-related problem, this can have an impact on your general health. This is because the lack of proper function of your veins and the reduced blood circulation can lead to cells throughout your body being deprived of the essential nutrients and oxygen that your body needs. Moreover, if you ignore a vein problem, the condition can worsen over time and lead to permanent vein damage and serious vein diseases such as leg ulcers and blood clots.

Q: How Can Compression Garments Help Tired, Achy, Swollen Legs?

A: Wearing specialized compression stockings, socks, hosiery, and panty hose garments is a medically effective way to get relief for tired, heavy, aching, tingling/burning, numb legs, ankles, and feet that are caused by long periods of standing and sitting. The key to understanding compression hosiery lies in graduated pressure application. Throughout the day, the body pumps blood to all of the extremities as equally as it can. However, gravity causes blood to pool in legs and feet, causing circulatory problems, fatigue and leg cramps. Compression hosiery use stronger elastics such as lycra, rubber or spandex to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower channels. The arterial pressure is increased, causing more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet. Compression hosiery are tightest at the ankles, gradually become less constrictive towards the knees.

Q: How to take care of stockings

A: Once you have your appropriate compression hosiery, it is important to take good care of it. Our medical stockings are of a high quality which means they will last longer if you follow the following these recommendations:

Laundering Instructions

  • Do not machine wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Line dry in shade
  • Hand wash in cold or lukewarm water
  • Do not wring
  • Do not iron
  • DO NOT expose to prolonged heat
  • Improper care will diminish the life of the product

Wearing Instructions

  1. Insert hand and grab stocking at top of heel pocket
  2. While still holding heel pocket, turn top of stocking down towards toe
  3. Open the stocking and slide foot in until toe and heel are positioned in place
  4. Once heel is in proper position, repeat the above with other stocking. Adjust toe for freedom of movement.
  5. Knee-high: grasp top of stocking and pull over ankle and calf. Position tops approximately 1 inch below bend of knee
    • Thigh-high: Grasp top of stocking and pull up over ankle and calf. Position top of stocking at mid thigh
    • Pantyhose: With crotch in a snug, comfortable position, stretch panty high with both hands. Adjust waist band to normal position.
  • Sometimes is helps to wear rubber gloves to prevent rips and tears from fingernails and to provide more gripping power for your fingers.
  • The top of knee high stockings should be two finger widths below the crease at the back of the knee. Thigh high stockings should be two finger widths below the groin

Prices

Prices range from $60 to $300 depending on make, style and level of compression.

Additional $50 for custom designed and manufactured hosiery from custom measurements.

* All prices are subject to change without any notice.
* All applicable taxes are not included in the price.

Billing

To be eligible for insurance reimbursement, please provide a referral from Family Doctor. Download referral form here.

 

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