Researchers say wearing the compression stockings appeared to be effective in reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis, but the stockings did little to reduce the risk of clots developing in smaller veins in the body, a condition which rarely causes serious complications. WebMD Health News.When and why to use compression socks?
Compression socks should also be used when the deep vein thrombosis becomes acute. This would prevent leg pain and swelling. People who have leg ulcers, varicose veins, oedema and other circulatory problems should also be able to benefit from the use of compression socks.