Louisiana Heart & Vascular Institute Vein Care Centers

Compression Stockings

Louisiana Heart & Vascular Institute Vein Care Centers

Swelling in your legs can be a side effect of vascular disease or venous insufficiency. Interventional cardiologist Farhad Aduli, MD, FACC, offers vein care and treatment at Louisiana Heart & Vascular Institute Vein Care Centers in Covington, Louisiana. Call the office today.

Compression Stockings Q&A

How Do Compression Socks Work?

Compression stockings are prescription garments that offer gradient pressure to encourage healthy blood flow. The socks fit tighter around the foot and gradually loosen their compression as they move up the leg. The socks are designed to help your lower leg veins push blood back up to your heart, creating better blood flow in these vessels.

Compression socks are recommended by doctors and vein specialists to:

  • relieve achy and swollen legs
  • slow down the deterioration of varicose veins
  • reduce recurrence of varicose veins after treatment
  • reduce the risk of venous leg ulcers returning after they have healed
  • relieve varicose vein symptoms during pregnancy

Vein Specialists also recommend that patients wear compression stockings after varicose veins surgery.

What is Medical Compression?

Medical compression is a graduated compression, meaning they’re tighter at the ankle than they are at the calf.