Louis Prevosti, MD. The best compression stockings to treat varicose veins and the underlying condition called venous insufficiency (also called venous reflux) are usually a 20-30 mmHg graduated compression stockings. The stockings can be calf high, thigh high, or waist high. They come closed toe or open toe.Are compression stockings good or bad?
On the other hand, athletes can also experience benefits from compression stockings. Wearing them while exercising is not a bad idea and in some cases, it's even recommended for better results and healthier body. My husband, for example, discovered compression socks while trying to figure out how to improve his athletic capacity.Where to buy compression stockings?
Compression stockings can be gotten through a prescription or by going to any surgical supply store, drug store, etc. The compression of the stocking varies according to what is being treated. For most routine things, compression around 18 to 30 is sufficient. I rarely prescribe compression stockings, as most can be purchased over the counter.Do compression stockings really work?
By squeezing the leg tissues and walls of the veins, compression stockings can help blood in the veins return to the heart. They can also improve the flow of the fluid(called lymph) that bathes the cells in the legs. Improving the flow of lymph can help reduce tissue swelling.