Wearing compression stockings is beneficial to prevent or minimize leg swelling in the lower legs and ankle area and help improve over all leg health. As part of the medical team, we’ve learned that leg swelling caused by the buildup of fluids in leg tissues is known as peripheral edema. Several body systems help maintain the appropriate balance of fluids, including the circulatory system, the lymphatic system and the kidneys. A problem with any one of these systems may contribute to the buildup of fluids. Gravity can also contribute to the accumulation of fluids in your lower limbs, particularly with prolonged standing or sitting.
Having said that, I think it is best to consult with your doctor to determine the underlying cause of your leg swelling, and if the doctor recommends that you wear compression stockings, he can give you the right compression gradient that better benefit you.
Compression stockings are available in gradients raging from 15 to 40 mmHg. I buy my compression stockings from www.LegsTherapy.com
– they carry the best brands of compression stockings at a very good price. You can easily find the right kind of compression stockings you need, and an online assistant is available to help you with any question you may have about brands, sizing, styles etc. That’s how I picked my compression garment.
They have compression garment available for both male and female. Good brands that I can recommend are Sigvaris, Jobst, Mediven and Juzo. Each brand carries a specific feature. I suggest you check www.LegsTherapy.com
for details. Depending on your taste and comfort need, I am sure you will find everything you need from them.