Thigh length compression hosiery are available in different levels of compression for the support and relief of tired and aching legs due to mild varicose veins, mild swelling and fatigue.
Support hose, also known as compression stockings, are designed to deliver a squeezing to the leg that is greatest at the feet and ankles. The degree of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg - this is called gradient compression and is measured in mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Compression stockings provide two main benefits. Compression reduces and helps prevent swelling, also called edema. And compression helps the blood to flow more quickly up the leg toward the heart. DrTodds.com offers high quality support hose at great prices - please feel free to compare our prices and quality.
Please consult your physician, podiatrist or health care specialist before purchasing compression stockings, especially for compression of 20mmHg or greater.
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