Compression stockings are specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of and guard against further progression of venous disorders such as varicose veins, oedema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg compressing the limb, exerting pressure against the legs reducing the diameter of distended veins causing an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness.
There are two types of compression stockings, gradient and anti-embolism.
Gradient compression stockings
These stockings are designed to remedy impaired "Musculovenous pump" performance caused by compromised leg vein valves. They are woven in such a way that the compression level is highest around the ankle and lessens towards the top of the hose.
-Lower limb edema
Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings
The Anti-Embolism Comression Stockings are used to support the venous and lymphatic drainage of the leg. Like gradient compression stockings, anti-embolism stockings deliver a distributed amount of compression at the ankle and up the leg. This compression, when combined with the muscle pump effect of the calf, aids in circulating blood and lymph fluid through the legs.
Compression wear has also been adopted by the sports science industry. Various garments have been developed to improve the efficiency of muscles by stabilising muscles and improving circulation / lactic acid removal. Today, compression stockings are available in a wide range of opacities, colors, styles and sizes, making them virtually indistinguishable from regular hosiery or socks.
Compression Sportswear Socks
Our Compression Sportswear Socks are made from a spandex-type material. The main benefits of compression sportswear is that it keeps the muscles warm to prevent muscle strain and fatigue, and wick sweat away from the body to prevent chafing and rashes.