Come and see us if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Heavy, tired, or aching legs;
- Initial signs of varicose veins;
- A feeling of tension, cramps, or fatigue in your legs;
- Swollen ankles/feet;
- Spider veins;
- Skin discoloration or problems;
- Leg Ulcer.
You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, your doctor may prescribe compression stockings.
What are compression stockings?
Compression stockings are a type of hosiery that help to prevent and treat certain venous disorders (varicose and spider veins, blood clots, leg ulcers, swelling, phlebitis). Compression stockings also provide relief from leg symptoms like aching, fatigue, and heaviness.
Your physician or physical therapist may have prescribed compression stockings for you, or you may be seeking to try out a pair of non-prescription stockings on your own.
Our pharmacist is specially trained to help you find the right fit for prescription and non-prescription compression stockings. In a compression stocking fitting, the pharmacist will show you how to wear your compression stockings for maximum comfort and effectiveness.
How you can benefit from a compression stocking fitting
Fit of compression stockings is very important. Having a specially trained pharmacist do a fitting will assure maximum comfort and effectiveness. Our pharmacistcan also answer questions about safe use of compression stockings and availability of particular colours, styles, and compression levels.