Why do I want compression stockings?
The main purpose of any compression garment is to enhance blood flow. They are good for treating the following venous disorders and symptoms in your legs:
- Edema (swelling)
- Feeling of heaviness in the legs
- Pain or cramps in the calves
- Skin discolorations
- Dermatitis (skin problems)
- Dry or weeping eczema
- Venous leg ulcer
- Visible veins
- Varicose veins
In addition to the above, compression stockings can also help prevent blood clots and DVT. So, if you have tired, achy, sore, or swelling legs or any of the other symptoms or issues listed above, then compression stockings could help you.
Who can benefit from compression stockings?
Almost anyone can benefit from wearing compression stockings, such as the following groups:
- People who stand or sit for long periods of time daily
- People who travel
- Pregnant women
- People who have had or are at risk of having a DVT
- People with swelling in their legs and feet
- People with varicose veins
All of these groups have different risks and issues that compression stockings can fix, from achy and sore legs, to swelling, to avoiding blood clots. If you fit into any of these groups, you can benefit from compression stockings.
Why should I get compression stockings from Therap-Ease?
We offer a variety of different stockings options from several different manufacturers. When you first come into Therap-Ease looking to get stockings, our certified fitter, Pat, will perform a free measurement so you get the best stockings for you. Pat will give you recommendations and teach you how to put your stockings on. If we don't have the stockings you want or need in stock or if you need custom-made stockings, then we will order them. We pride ourselves on our service and want every customer to leave happy and satisfied.
How much do they cost?
The cost of your stockings will depend on the following factors: the brand, the level of compression, the material, and the length, whether they're calf, thigh, or hip length. Usually, the price can range between $31 and $200, though custom-made stockings can be much more expensive. We can also bill some insurances for your compression stockings, potentially reducing or eliminating the cost to you.