Compression Garments are medical garments worn to prevent venous disorders like Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots), Edima (accumulation of fluid under the skin) and inflammation of a veins in the legs. In other works compression stockings help maintain a healthy blood flow through the veins in your legs and reduce swelling and aches.
Compressing therapy allows compression stocking to helps decrease pressure by blood on the vain walls and relieves aching of the legs. Knee length Compression Stockings are very commonly used to improve blood circulation and guard against blood clots as well as assist in the healing of ulcers on the leg.
Unlike traditional and sport pressure stockings medical compression stockings use stronger elastic material to create a significant pressure around the leg. The pressure exerted by medical compression stockings is greater at the ankle and foot and lightly tappers off towards the knee pushing the blood back, assisting of blood movement towards the heart.