Compression Stockings at Our Etobicoke Clinic
How Do Compression Stockings Help You?
Custom compression stockings may help reduce buildup of fluids in specific areas of your body, such as your legs. These stockings improve blood flow (circulation) by gently squeeze your legs to move blood upwards, back towards your centre mass. They are made of special elastic fabric and are tightest at ankles. Increasing blood flow in your legs will help reduce or prevent swelling in legs, edema, aching and heavy feeling in legs and most importantly, blood clots, especially after surgery or injury.
Types of compression stockings
The practitioners at our Etobicoke Physiotherapy clinic help you select compression stockings that are right for you and that are prescribed by your family doctor. Alternative names for compression stockings are; Compression hose, Pressure stockings, Support stockings, and Gradient stockings. They come in different:
- Length; from knee high to the top of the thigh
- Pressure; ranging from light to strong
For a free medical consultation or to learn more about compression stockings, please visit our HealthMax Physiotherapy – Etobicoke South clinic or call us at 416-745-1400.
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