Q12. How do compression stockings work?

A12. Compression stockings look very similar to an ordinary type of sock but with one difference. They have been designed with differing levels of compression with the greatest amount in the ankle and the least amount at the top of the leg.

These stockings fit snugly around the ankle to encourage the muscles in the lower leg to help circulate blood towards the heart. They are also useful for easing any pain or discomfort caused by the symptoms of varicose veins.

They are prescribed by your GP.

If you want to know more about these then visit our compression stockings section within the treatment for varicose veins section.

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