Compression Stockings & Compression Socks
Compression stockings improve circulation and reduce abnormal swelling in the legs which decreases the strain on the tissues in the leg. You should consider wearing compression socks if you spend the majority of the day on your feet, if you spend the majority of the day sitting, if you are pregnant or if you’ve noticed varicose veins and/or swelling in your legs. Compression socks are used to treat:
- Heavy, tired, achy legs after work
- Edema (swelling)
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Spider and varicose veins (from occurring or worsening)
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pregnancy-related varicosities
At our Chiropractic Clinic in Oakville we have measured and supplied thousands of patients for compression stockings and compression socks. We offer a wide variety of colours and styles of compression stockings and compression socks in Oakville. The Medical Stockings are most likely covered by your extended health coverage at work. Come by for a free fitting for compression stockings or compression socks and we will contact your insurance to firm up what is needed for optimized coverage. Most plans, not all, are allotted between 1 to 6 pairs of medical grade compression socks a year.
For compression stockings and socks, the greatest amount of compression is in the foot, then reduces slightly in the ankle and ends with even less compression around the calf. The graduated compression helps push the fluid upwards, out of the feet and back towards your heart! Depending on where your issues are, you may benefit from a different length of compression garment. Our clinic offers knee high, thigh high and panty hose models of compression wear to make sure all your needs are met. Our staff will help you chose the right pair for your specific needs, and make sure they are fit to perfection.
How do compression stockings & compression socks work?
Compression stockings and compression socks are a useful tool to treat a variety of conditions affecting the feet, ankles and the lower and upper leg. Compression socks work by providing graduated pressure that helps to prevent edema (swelling). By providing pressure around the foot, ankle and calf, compression stockings prevent the tissue from being able to fill with fluid, hence their ability to prevent swelling.
Compression socks can also help compress leaky valves in the veins, which contribute to fluid building up around the ankles and feet. People who spend all day on their feet are forcing their veins to fight gravity all day. Sometimes this extra strain on the veins causes them to become stretched and makes the valves leaky. The greatest amount of compression is in the foot, then reduces slightly in the ankle and ends with even less compression around the calf.
Will My Insurance Cover The Cost Of Medical Stockings?
Most extended insurance plans cover some, if not all, of the cost of medical stockings. If your spouse has coverage, we can help you coordinate insurance payments so that the two plans collectively cover 100% of the costs (in most cases). Unfortunately, we can only directly bill your insurance if it is with Green Shield. In most cases to get your private insurance to cover compression stockings you will require a medical doctor’s note stating a diagnosis, compression rating of at least 20 – 30mmhg and that the medical stockings are for everyday use. If you have any questions contact us and we would be happy to walk you through the process.