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Compression Stocking

Here at MyDrsPharmacy, we have a robust number of stockings ranging from  18-25,15-20,20-30,30-40 mmhg(higher strengths ordered on request)

We have Knee high, thigh high, Panty, leggings, hand and arm sleeve compressions in many different fabrics and color options.

We offer measuring services and can help find the correct sizing for each individual, we can also help guide on how to measure for sizing if want us to deliver or if patient has difficulty coming in for measurement.

How To Measure:

Hints, tips and accessories to put on and take off compression stockings

Donning & doffing calf closed toe

Donning & doffing calf open toe

Donning & doffing thigh high

Donning & doffing pantyhose

Doff N Donner-self application

What Are Compression Stockings?

Compression stockings, also known as compression socks, are specially made socks that fit tighter than normal so they gently squeeze your legs. Wearing them helps improve your blood flow and reduces pain and swelling in your legs. They can also lower your chances of getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a kind of blood clot, and other circulation problems.

They come in different lengths and tightness, and you can get compression sleeves, which don't have feet. 

You can buy them over the counter, or with a doctor referral. 

Who Should Use Compression Stockings?

Anyone who travels long distances in a sitting position or works a lot standing and sitting is at risk for leg complications. Wearing compression socks or stockings can help prevent these problems and will greatly increase your comfort along the way. Other signs to wear compression stockings, for which it is best to also consult a doctor, are the following: Poor blood flow in the legs, a known risk for blood clots, especially in the legs, a history/family history of deep vein thrombosis, long bed rests, for example after surgery and varicose veins or venous leg ulcers. Compression stockings are often used to relieve a minor issue, before it turns into a major one.

What is medical compression therapy?

The most beneficial compression socks are “graduated” as opposed to “uniform” in strength. Graduated compression socks are tighter at the ankle than they are at the top. The graduation helps push blood back up toward the heart, aiding in circulation.

Medical compression therapy consists of applying a type of elastic device to exert a controlled pressure. By compressing the leg, the sock or stocking squeezes the vein walls together, thereby improving overall circulation and supporting blood flow back to the heart.
In addition, it helps reduce swelling. Medical compression provides significant relief from leg pain, swelling and heaviness, and other vein symptoms.

Compression Levels and Indications

Compression level 1

15–20 mmHg

  • Mildly painful, heavy and tired legs

  • Support and comfort when standing or sitting for long periods

  • Support for general health and energy

  • For improved circulation, especially in the legs

  • Additional support on active days when you work hard or take a trip

  • These products may help during pregnancy to prevent varicose veins and reticular veins

Compression level 2

20–30 mmHg

the most frequent compression level prescribed by doctors

  • For varicose veins with mild tendency to oedema

  • For varicose veins during pregnancy

  • After a varicose vein treatment with surgery such as sclerotherapy and phlebectomy

  • For the treatment of orthostatic/postural hypotension, a form of low blood pressure

  • For deep vein thrombosis

  • For post-thrombotic syndrome

  • For healed leg ulcers

Compression level 3

30–40 mmHg

  • For moderate venous oedema and lymphoedema

  • For lipoedema

  • Used after broken bones and orthopaedic operations

  • Used for the treatment of skin changes with healed ulcers

When should I consider wearing compression stockings and consult a doctor?
  • Pregnancy

  • Chronically swollen, painful or tired legs

  • Poor circulation in the legs

  • Varicose veins or venous leg ulcers

  • A known risk of blood clots, especially in the legs

  • History or family history of deep vein thrombosis

  • Long confinement to bed, for example after an operation

  • Prevention: It makes good sense to wear compression stockings to fix a small problem before it becomes a big one.

When is caution required with compression stockings?
  • Arterial insufficiency, intermittent claudication, ischaemia

  • Uncontrolled congestive heart failure (CHF)

  • Acute dermatitis, weeping dermatosis, cutaneous sepsis

  • Signs of an infection in the legs

There may also be other reasons. Make sure that your doctor is aware of your medical history before they prescribe compression stockings.

Melany-Doff and Donning calf

Melany Doff & Donning Thigh High

Doff N Donner-third party application

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