Compression Socks and Stockings

Medical grade, custom-fitted solutions for improved circulation and relief from pain

What are compression socks?

Compression socks, or stockings, are specially designed to provide graduated pressure to the legs and feet. This means that the pressure is highest at the ankle and gradually decreases as it goes up the leg. The purpose of this compression is to improve blood flow, reduce swelling, and prevent blood clots in the lower extremities.

Compression socks are:

  • Usually made from elastic or spandex that help compress the veins and improve circulation
  • Often used by people who experience poor circulation, have varicose veins, or are at risk of blood clots due to long periods of sitting or standing
  • Used during sports to prevent injuries and alleviate aches
  • Available in various levels of compression, ranging from mild to extra firm
  • When travelling long distances
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Benefits of using compression socks

Wearing compression stockings can provide a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced swelling in the legs and ankles
  • Prevention of blood clots
  • Alleviation of pain and fatigue in the legs for individuals with conditions such as varicose veins or edema
  • Enhanced athletic performance

Whatever the reason you need compression socks, our team of orthotic experts can help you find the perfect product to suit you, and we can fit it perfectly so it provides you maximum benefit.

Choosing the right compression stockings

When choosing compression socks, it is important to consider the level of compression needed, as well as the size and fit of the stockings.

Compression levels can vary depending on your specific needs, so it is best to consult with a healthcare professional before purchasing.

At Orthotic House, we offer a wide range of compression socks and stockings in various styles, sizes, and compression levels. Our team of orthotists are specially trained to fit orthotics like braces, insoles and compression garments.

Compression socks for travel

The use of flight compression stockings, or compression travel socks, during extended periods of inactivity, such as long flights or road trips, improves blood circulation and prevents blood pooling in the legs. By applying graduated pressure to the legs, they gently squeeze them and help blood flow back to the heart.

Flight and travel compression socks help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), swelling and fatigue. They are useful for:

  • People who travel frequently
  • Individuals with circulatory issues
  • People with Lymphedema

Compression socks and stockings have an important role to play, potentially preventing risks like DVT, swelling, and fatigue. To ensure optimal benefits, always consult with an 0rthotist for a personalised fitting.

Compression socks for sports

If you’re looking to enhance your athletic performance, compression socks can help. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner, wearing high-quality compression socks can effectively reduce swelling, promote better blood circulation, and alleviate foot pain.

These specially designed garments provide essential support for your feet, helping to prevent injuries and strengthen the overall structure of your feet.

The Benefits of Compression socks are:

  • Improved circulation
  • Reduction in muscle soreness and improvement for recovery time
  • Reduction in muscle damage

Who We Help

A wide range of compression garments

Whether you are a medical patient, a sports enthusiast, or a frequent traveller, Orthotic House understands how important it is to keep your body feeling great.

We offer varying levels of compression garments for varying levels of compression based on your requirements. We also offer compression sleeves to help alleviate symptoms of lymphedema.

Off-the-shelf vs. Custom Fit Medical Grade Compression Socks

When choosing compression stockings, you have two options
  • Off-the-shelf or online stock standard, and
  • Medical grade, custom fitted

Unlike over-the-counter compression stockings, medical-grade custom-fit ones must be measured and fitted by an orthotist.

Orthotists are specialists trained to assess and address musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and circulatory issues, ensuring a personalised and effective fit.

The importance of getting the right fit

You can buy cheap compression garments from various websites and off the shelves in various retail outlets, but you won’t know for sure if what you’re buying will fit you correctly and serve its purpose. What’s more, wearing the wrong garment can even harm you.

In order to provide the best garment for your specific needs – medical, travel, or sports-related – our qualified orthotic specialists take a personable approach to find the best solution for you. An orthotist takes precise measurements to determine the appropriate compression level and correct size for each individual.

A properly fitted compression stocking exerts the right amount of pressure, optimising blood circulation without causing discomfort or damage.

Follow up care

After we’ve provided you with the right compression socks for your needs and had them fitted correctly, we don’t just leave you to it.

We follow up to make sure it’s performing as it should, so you can expect a phone call from our friendly team. As trained professionals, we always put your well-being first.

When you’re looking for compression stockings, it’s important to buy from a qualified orthotist to ensure it has the correct compression level. Book a Consultation today.

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