Compression Stockings or Socks apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. The stockings help your blood vessels work better, the arteries that take oxygen-rich blood to your muscles can relax, so blood flows freely. The veins get a boost pushing blood back to your heart.
Compression Stockings are like medication. They require a prescription from your Doctor as to what type of compression you should have as they come in many different variations/classes (Class 1, 2, 3 or 4) depending on the condition that is being treated. You also have to be correctly measured. It is important you have the right fitting stocking so that it can do the prescribed job properly. You will be required to be measured at a place that supplies compression stockings.
Willaid are now a Sigvaris Stocking Fitting Centre.
Sigvaris is a world leader in the development and production of medical compression garments and is recommended by leading vascular surgeons and phlebologists. Sigvaris has scientifically proven medical efficacy and is the only brand of medical compression stockings that is backed by over 200 independent clinical studies. Sigvaris features swiss made quality, the widest range of off-the-shelf sizes ensuring a perfect fit, improved patient compliance and highest degree of patient satisfaction. Sigvaris also supply a varied number of different aids to assist you with putting on and taking off the most difficult of stockings. Click here to see our range of Sigvaris compression stocking and socks or come in store to see our range and aids for trial.