Medical Compression Stockings For Deep Vein Thrombosis & Varicose Veins Australia
Unlike the regular stockings our mums wore to church or the athletic socks we use for sport, compression stockings are made from stronger elastics to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. This helps to increase blood flow from the legs to the heart so that blood does not pool at the bottom of your legs, and starts forming unwanted blood clots. If a blood clot forms and gets dislodged, it can travel with your blood and get stuck somewhere dangerous, such as your lungs. Clots also make it harder for blood to flow around them, and that can cause swelling, discolored skin, and other serious problems with your circulation.
However, if your doctor advises you to get medical compression stockings for a specific circulatory problem, you will be referred to an Orthotist/Prosthetist who will measure your legs and get them made for you specifically.
Compression stockings are used by: Those with or at risk for circulation problems, like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, lymphedema or other circulatory problems; Those who have undergone surgery; Those who can't leave their bed or have a hard time moving their legs; Pregnant women; People who spend long stretches of time on airplanes, like pilots; People who stand for long hours, like cashiers.
Our range also includes compression stockings for pregnant women. These are particularly useful in providing comfort and support to painful and achy legs, and help decrease swelling. They also have the added benefit of being easy-to-apply and remove without too much fuss, and are suitable for wear during all types of weather.
Our Mediven compression stocking range includes stockings for both men and women, and different sizes to suit each wearer. They are available in thigh-high and below knee variations, and also in the form of tights. Also available are open-toe compression stockings which are great for people with diabetes. The open-toe feature allows the toes to remain out of the stocking so that they can be easily inspected while you wear them. This is because people with diabetes can often develop numbness or decreased sensation in their toes (also termed peripheral neuropathy) and therefore cannot tell when a sore or wound develops on them. We carry them in the Medi Duomed and the Mediven Plus compression stocking range.