Compression Stockings

Compression Stockings in Guelph, ON

At Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness, our goal is to get you feeling better and moving as soon and as safely as possible. Compression stockings can help facilitate this. These stockings provide comfort, improve performance, and can help address serious medical conditions.

Essentially, compression stockings help improve blood flow in the legs. As a result, you experience less pain and less swelling. They further help decrease your risk of developing blood clots or circulatory problems, specifically in your lower legs.

Can Compression Stockings Help You?

Compression stockings are basically tight and stretchy socks. However, they perform a certain function, which is to provide gentle pressure to your legs. You may benefit from compression stockings if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • Varicose veins
  • Recently had surgery
  • A job where you stand all-day
  • A job where you spend a lot of time in airplanes

Pregnant women and athletes may also benefit from compression stockings to lower inflammation and decrease pain.

Compression stockings work by assisting your blood vessels and their function. They help the veins bring blood back to the heart, which prevents the pooling of the blood in the legs. In turn, it helps prevent achy and tired legs.

How To Wear Compression Stockings

This may depend on what type of compression stocking you purchase. Our experts at Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness can help determine the best size and type for you.

Ideally, you want the stocking to rest flat against your skin. There shouldn’t be any bunching. It’s further recommended that most individuals wear them throughout their day or when playing their sport of choice.

Book Your Appointment Today

For more information about compression stockings in Guelph, contact our team at. If you’ve recently experienced pain or injury, you can call us at 519-341-5161 or use our online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.