How many kinds of support stockings are there?
Support stockings provide relief for various conditions and medical indications. They come in different types, designs, materials and pressure classes. Below, we will explain all the types of compression stockings that exist and for which complaint or disorder they are most suitable.
Support stockings improve blood circulation and provide support for tired and heavy legs. They are elastic and exert pressure (compression) on the legs. They provide support for minor problems and can also be used preventively.
There are special stockings on the market for people with diabetes. These are the so-called silver socks. Thanks to the silver knitting on the inner surface, the sock accelerates the healing process of wounds. The socks have a seamless design that prevents irritation and blisters. They are also temperature regulating. This keeps your feet cool in a warm environment and warm in a cool environment.
Do you have a standing or a sitting job? In both cases, you may experience tired or painful legs at the end of the day. Wearing stockings while working will reduce leg fatigue and also reduce the risk of varicose veins.
Sitting still for a long time during a flight, bus or car journey reduces the circulation of blood. To reduce the risk of thrombosis (clots in the blood), you can wear special travel stockings that give an extra boost to blood flow. These stockings look similar to normal stockings and can be worn under your own clothes.
During pregnancy, numerous physical changes occur in your body. An increase in oestrogen causes the vessel walls to weaken. This causes the veins to stretch, which may result in varicose veins. To prevent or counteract this, you can choose to wear special pregnancy stockings.
Compression stockings for varicose veins
Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins do not close properly. As a result, the blood does not flow properly. Varicose vein stockings stimulate the blood circulation and reduce swelling of the feet and ankles.
We can imagine that you have questions about the different types of compression stockings after reading this blog. Please do not hesitate to contact our expert customer service team. They will be happy to help you make the right choice.