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Compression Stockings in Barrie

Say goodbye to tired, achy legs! Medical Gradient Compression Stockings help “improve venous and lymphatic blood flow of the lower extremities and thereby help relieve and control edema, swelling, varicose veins, leg fatigue and other problematic leg conditions” (1).

Who Said Compression Stockings Had to Be Boring?

These compression stockings are not only medical grade, but offer a wonderful selection of colours and styles. It’s about time!

When to Consider Compression Stockings: (1)

  • Compression Socks in BarrieTired, aching or fatigued legs
  • Swollen feet, ankles and legs
  • Pregnant or Menopausal individuals
  • Diabetics
  • People who sit or stand for long periods
  • Those with Weight Issues
  • Family history of venous leg disorders
  • Athletes who want to improve their performance and/or recover

Who Might Benefit from Compression Stockings?

  • Athletes or active individuals seeking improved sports performance and/or recovery.
  • Individuals with mild to moderate varicosities or varicose veins. *Please note, severe cases requiring greater than 30mmHg compression need to be cared for by a vascular specialist.
  • Individuals with predominantly standing or sitting occupations; teachers, nurses, trade and factory workers, commuters, etc.
  • Those who may not have any varicosities or swelling but suffer from tired and/or aching legs.
  • Pregnant or menopausal individuals due to the hormonal changes can be prone to developing varicose veins.
  • Those individuals with diabetes.

Are Compression Stockings Covered by Extended Health Insurance?

Each insurance company varies in regards to the terms of their coverage and as such, please call your provider. Often, medical gradient compression stockings will be reimbursed when a medical doctor’s note prescribes them and they have been dispensed by a custom fitter.

Some extended health plans have a “Health Spending” account which is a separate amount of monies that can be used for health related expenses such as compression stockings.

Compression Therapy According to Dr. Oz

“Sometimes after a hard day, your legs feel as though they have about as much zip as if you were a napping cat. They feel heavy, they feel tired, and the only thing you want your legs to do is hang out on the ottoman. One solution: socks or stockings that compress your feet, calves and thighs. Besides giving you the benefit of decreasing the chance of developing varicose veins, these stockings after a day of wear will make your legs feel stronger and better rested. How? They decrease the pooling of blood in your legs, letting your heart function better.” (1)

Book your custom fitting for compression stockings in Barrie with Dr. Sarah today!

Source:
(1) Medical Compression Therapy Seminar 2013. The Orthotic Group. Suzie M. Kalman.