Compression Stockings after Stroke: New Research Says They Don’t Work

Stroke patients don’t benefit from wearing compression stockings, found a study in the most recent issue of the United Kingdom-based The Lancet journal. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland found that the risk of blood clots in stroke patients didn’t improve when they wore thigh high stockings. In addition, the researchers reported that […]

Thigh High Compression Stockings or Knee Length: Which Works Best?

Graduated compression stockings come in a variety of lengths. From thigh length to knee length stockings, you might be wondering which style works best to prevent post thrombotic syndrome and other vein disorders. When it comes to ease of use and effectiveness, knee length stockings win out over thigh high compression stockings, says a study […]

Compression Stockings for Runners

If you’re a runner, chances are you never leave for a 5K without your heart rate monitor and iPod. The next time you run, consider adding compression stockings to your must-have list. Research shows that support stockings, or calf and shin sleeves, improve running performance during both short, intense sprints and longer distance runs. In […]

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, […]