They’re hard to get on and off”, “they’re uncomfortable”, “they’re ugly”… we hear so many things about compression stockings. But what’s the truth? Let’s debunk some myths about compression stockings.
A properly fitted compression stocking should be comfortable. When you go to buy yourself a pair, make sure a specialized fitter takes your measurements and gives you the proper size. If a garment fits poorly and is too tight, you might feel constricted and uncomfortable.
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Compression stockings have gone a long way since they were first created and you can find a multitude of styles and colours specifically adapted for your lifestyle.
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Compression stockings are mainly recommended to treat patients with venous problems, which represents up to 30% of the population. However, there is a huge need for compression stockings as a preventive method to specific group considered at risk. This applies to frequent flyers, pregnant women, stationary workers, hair dressers, waiters, teachers, chefs and patients with a history of poor venous health. As they say, “prevention is better than a cure”.
Our For Who section explains more clearly the importance of compression for each group.
Stockings that have a compression level below 20 mmHg can be purchased without any prescription. In the event where you need 20-30mmHg of compression or more, your physician should sign off a prescription.
Compression stockings are a bit harder to put on then regular stockings. However, there are donning aids available to help you. Ask your fitter to show you easy donning techniques and, after a few tries, you’ll don your stockings effortlessly.