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Compression Stockings

Services - Compression Hosiery

Compression Stocking Fitting

Compression stockings are helpful to improve leg circulation and reduce pressure. They come in a variety of sizes, lengths and colours.

It is important to be measured correctly for them and our staff have many years of experience in fitting these stockings.

All fittings are carried out in our consultation room to ensure privacy.

Medical card holders are now allowed to receive two pairs of these stockings each year with an appropriate prescription.

Compression Hosiery FAQs

Compression stockings supports healthy blood circulation and helps prevent a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Spider veins.
  • Varicose veins.

The pressure that these stockings put on your ankles and legs compresses the surface arteries and veins, helping the vein valves to function properly and blood to flow back to your heart without obstructions.

Yes. It’s best to come in store and be measured, and we can advise what’s best. There are lots of different types and colours to choose from. Your doctor or vein specialist will recommend what type of compression and we can measure and recommend the best one to suit your needs.

Putting on compression stockings in the morning will keep the valves in the right position to support healthy blood circulation in your legs during the day. If you’ve already developed a vein-related condition, compression stockings can help alleviate symptoms such as:

  • Swollen ankles.
  • Heavy or aching legs.
  • Fatigue and pain.

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