These are prescribed for vascular conditions, travel, pregnancy and sport where compression is required. There are different classes/levels of compression that range from:

Class 1 (mild compression)

  • Moderate varicose veins/swelling
  • Post-op swelling
  • Varicose veins during pregnancy

Class 2 (moderate compression)

  • Standard medical grade compression
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Severe oedema/venous ulcer
  • Severe varicose veins

Class 3 (high compression)

  • Severe lymphedema
  • Pronounced oedema
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Severe leg ulcers

Compression stockings can be open or closed toe, above knee or below knee, pantyhose or chaps. There are also a variety of colours which are available. Custom made stockings may also be appropriate for unusual shaped limbs. This can be determined by our clinicians at Orthotics Plus.