Post Thrombotic Syndrome and Compression Stockings

Months or years after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, a person may develop post thrombotic syndrome. Post thrombotic syndrome often occurs after a person takes blood thinners (also known as anticoagulants) for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Compression stockings are one way doctors prevent post thrombotic syndrome. How many people get post thrombotic syndrome? The […]

Compression Stockings Help Heal Leg Ulcers

Are you one of the 500,000 or more people in the United States who experience leg ulcers every year? Leg ulcers in the lower part of the body often affect people with circulation problems, varicose veins, blood clots, or leg swelling.  These leg ulcer wounds are not just unsightly – they’re also prone to infection, […]

Compression Stockings’ Surprising Benefits

Compression stockings don’t have the fashion cache of other types of legwear, but they bring some important benefits to the table. Because these stockings improve leg circulation and support the venous system, they play an important role in preventing unsightly varicose veins. And for people with certain health conditions, medical stockings aren’t just helpful – […]