When is it recommended to wear compression stockings?
Wearing compression stockings is essential for some people. Support stockings provide support for painful and tired legs. Support stockings can be used for many conditions and complaints. We list them below for you:
- Heavy legs
- Narrow legs
- Moisture in legs
- Restless legs
- Sore or tired legs
- Heavy legs
- Swollen ankles
- Post-operative treatment
- Varicose veins
- Traveller’s thrombosis
As mentioned, wearing compression stockings is highly recommended for the above symptoms. But compression stockings offer many more benefits:
- They help prevent fluid accumulation, also known as oedema.
- They reduce the chance of injuries during sports
- Reduce the risk of muscle pain
- Improve blood circulation
- They provide relief from tired legs
- Reduce the risk of varicose veins
Do not only wear compression stockings in case of the above symptoms, but also wear them preventively to avoid symptoms. This will keep your legs fit for as long as possible.
Wearing compression stockings during pregnancy
When you are pregnant, the vessel walls weaken due to an increase in oestrogen. This can cause ankles to swell, legs to feel tired and in some cases, varicose veins to form. When this occurs, it is very nice to wear compression stockings. They are extremely comfortable and provide support for your legs and ankles. They also stimulate the blood circulation and drain fluid from the legs. Spider veins can also be prevented by wearing the right support stockings. You can always wear the stockings, even when doing nothing. Your legs will feel much more rested than when you do not wear them. Wearing support stockings during pregnancy is recommended by gynaecologists, midwives and general practitioners. The reasons for choosing to wear support stockings during pregnancy are, of course, very personal. When in doubt, always consult your doctor or midwife.
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