A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the use in wearing a compression stocking?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Leg comfort: In people with venous disease they aid in blood flow recirculation.I in people without venous disease who stand for prolonged periods, e, .G hairdresser etc it will energize the legs.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Use of compression: Compression stockings are useful in treating venous insuffiency (which leads to varicose veins) because they decrease the degree of chronic pressure buildup in the legs which helps relieve symptoms of discomfort & swelling, They also slow the progression of valve failure & varicose vein development. They also have use in leg swelling, preventing blood clots, helping w/ some leg pain, & lymphedema
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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