Compression stockings are fitted stretchy socks that gently squeeze your leg. Compression stockings (also known as graduated compression pressure stockings) are tighter around your ankle and gradually become looser as they move up your leg. The pressure in the stockings helps blood vessels work better.. Some of the conditions that may benefit from wearing compression stockings include:

  • Tired and achy legs
  • Spider and varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Individuals who stand all day at work
  • Athletes
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals who spend long stretches of time on airplanes (pressure change)