What are Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings are garments worn around the leg to help improve circulation. JOBST® compression stockings utilize a gradient compression technology, allowing the greatest pressure to be at the ankle, and reduces pressure as the compression stocking goes up the leg. This gradient compression therapy helps push blood up the leg so the valves in the veins have to do less work.
Compression therapy is often used by individuals with venous insufficiency, including varicose veins and spider veins, as well as leg swelling and lymphedema. After laser vein removal and other vein treatments, a stronger compression is prescribed to prevent blood from entering the newly sealed vein.
Compression stockings are not only used for these conditions, however. They are often utilized to help improve circulation on long flights when you’re seated for hours at a time, and is a favorite among runners because it creates “lightweight” feeling in the legs. These stockings are also used to assist in the prevention of new varicose and spider veins from forming.
Our Most Popular Style: Jobst Sport
Jobst Sport socks are the perfect combination of athletic styling and medically effective compression therapy. Jobst Sport combines superior moisture management with an anatomically correct cushioned heel and foot. Jobst® Sport is the most popular style for everyday wear.
- All-day comfort knee band secures fit and maximizes wearing comfort
- Outstanding odor control with uniquely integrated activated carbon fibers
- Special evaporative microfiber technology helps to wick moisture away for cool and dry feet
- Low profile seam ensures long-wearing comfort
Which Stocking Is Right For Me?
When you visit our office, we will help you determine which stocking is right for you based on your lifestyle and compression needs. For example, if you are receiving varicose vein treatment , you will need to wear a stronger compression strength than the Jobst Sport stockings offers. In these cases, we recommend the Jobst UltraSheer stockings in a stronger compression, and are also always in-stock for your treatment day.
We can also order additional stocking styles for you. Sample materials for all stocking styles are available if you would like to feel the material before purchasing. If you don't already know your size and compression strength, we offer a free fittings every day to ensure your stocking will be the right size for you.