5 Top Videos for How to Put on Compression Stockings

Sometimes it’s easier to see something done than it is to read about how to do it. For many people who wear compression stockings, getting the stockings into place can be a struggle and a hassle, especially if they have limited mobility or arthritis. Watching a quick video on how to apply them can save […]

Compression Stockings’ Pressure: One in 10 Stockings Don’t Offer Accurate mmHg Measurements

Wondering whether the compression stockings you wear offer the adequate pressure recommended by your physician? According to a recent study, 1 in 10 stockings fail to deliver accurate compression levels to patients with venous disease, deep vein thrombosis, and restless legs syndrome. Researchers from Hawaii published in the November 2012 issue of the journal Phlebology […]

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 […]

mmHg Compression Stockings: What Do Compression Stocking Levels Mean?

Mmhg stands for millimeter of mercury, a unit of measuring pressure. When it comes to compression stockings, mmHg refers to how tightly the elastic medical stockings support the veins in the leg. The higher the mmHg number, the greater the graduated stocking will squeeze the patient’s leg. mmHg stockings come in a variety of brands […]