Compression stockings: what are they used for?

According to extensive hemodynamic studies, ompression stockings promote proper blood flow from the upward path from the legs to the heart. This beneficial micro-massage helps prevent fluid stagnation and varicose veins, as well as promoting muscle oxygenation. The task of these specific stockings is precisely to stimulate and improve venous circulation, preventing problems related to venous insufficiency, such as inflammation and varicose veins.

To ensure better blood flow, compression should be graduated: greater at the ankle and foot than at the knee, thus facilitating upward blood flow. It is important to understand the different types of products to tailor compression to individual needs and degree of pathology.

It is critical to emphasize that these are not simply “tight stockings,” but medical devices carefully designed to prevent or treat leg disorders through differential compression on the venous walls. Circulatory problems in the legs can manifest with various symptoms that should not be underestimated.

Veins, responsible for returning blood to the heart from tissues such as the legs, are equipped with elastic fibers and valves that prevent blood from refluxing downward. When these valves do not function properly, excessive blood pressure can cause varicose veins and other circulatory problems.

Initial symptoms such as mild ankle swelling or feelings of congestion may be ignored, but they are warning signs of possible more serious problems.