Compression knitwear is widely used for the treatment and prevention of varicose veins. According to the degree of compression stockings are divided into 3 classes:
- Class I - is of a preventive nature.
- Class II-has a therapeutic effect on varicose veins.
- Class III-recommended in thrombophlebitis.
Compression stockings are prescribed by a phlebologist. They can be purchased in specialty stores or pharmacies. If you have been assigned stockings, then you must purchase them yourself. This is because compression knitwear is selected individually according to the size of Your feet.
If the veins of the lower extremities are swollen and dilated, wear stockings in the morning without getting out of bed, and take them off only before going to bed.
In addition to its therapeutic function, compression knitwear is also used for prevention. During fitness, traveling by plane or bus, including during pregnancy, phlebologists recommend wearing varicose stockings to protect the vessels of the legs.