One can find a lot of people that wear compression stockings in order to maintain full control on the circulation around leg veins. This also helps them reduce swelling in their legs to a certain extent. They can be used in the treatment or diagnosis of ulcers. It can also be used in the diagnosis of varicose veins.
It helps in reducing the chances of formation of blood clots in deep veins of the legs. In other words it prevents the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis. They are also denoted by the term graduated compression stockings. This kind of treatment procedure can be used for the treatment of a number of situations that affects body circulation. It can also prevent the occurrence of such situations.
A blood clot, usually in deep veins on the leg is a deep vein thrombosis. The blood clot can get damaged or become loose at any time convenient. It will then travel to the lungs creating a blockage in blood vessels. Varicose veins are an alternative problem of thrombosis.
This situation occurs when swollen veins are there in the skin of a person. They have dark appearance on the skin. The affects of varicose veins can be seen in legs frequently. Its affects can be seen in thighs or on calf. Veins of the legs have damaged valves that lead to varicose vein thrombosis.
Compression stockings procedure
It works by applying pressure on leg veins. Most amount of pressure is on the ankle, and it reduces moving upwards. Such a situation can be termed as graduated compression stockings as they pump the muscles when a person do exercises or take a walk. In other words, compression stocking help the mechanism for pumping leg muscles when any movement takes place. It does this in order to improve the blood circulation in muscles.
Different lengths and sizes of compression stockings are there in the market now. Strengths of these stockings are also there of various classes. Not enough pressure will be applied in class one stockings. However, the class three stockings involve a lot of pressure being applied on them. The doctor or surgeon involved in your treatment will suggest what type of strength will be appropriate for a patient.
A person should wear compression stockings constantly throughout the day in order to obtain maximum results out of it. However, one should not wear them when going to sleep. In some situations, the doctor may suggest the patient to wear during sleep. One should take them off before going to take a bath for washing their legs. It should also be done in order to have a look at the condition of the skin.
Patients should take compression stockings off to look for any sore marks, discoloration or blisters, and few other conditions that might take place due to continuous wearing. If a patient detects such signs, then he or she should immediately consult the doctor. However, there is nothing much to worry about these signs.