What are compression stockings?

What are compression stockings?

Compression stockings are socks and hosiery that improve circulation to help control swelling and relieve tired achy legs.

Who would need compression stockings?

  • Workers that stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Persons that travel frequently or long distance
  • Long distance runners

What conditions benefit from compression stockings?

  • Swelling from pregnancy
  • Tired, aching, fatigued legs
  • Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
  • Mild to moderate swelling
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Overweight 
  • Other conditions as recommended by a doctor 

How much support do I need?

15-20 mmHg

Mild support designed to help relieve:

  • Tired, aching legs
  • Minor ankle and leg swelling
20-30 mmHg

Moderate(medically referred) support designed to help relieve:

  • Moderate ankle and leg swelling
  • Leg swelling during pregnancy
  • Other conditions as physician recommended
30-40 mmHg

Firm(medically referred) support designed to help relieve:

  • Moderate to severe ankle and leg swelling
  • Other conditions as physician recommended

Most insurance plans cover compression stockings?

Almost all workplace benefits insurance plans have partial or full coverage for compression stockings.