Compression stockings are hosiery specialized to prevent against circulation problems. The compression of the limb provides pressure against the legs, which causes an increase in venous blood flow velocity and assists with the efficiency of the valve. They help to prevent stasis (“lack of movement”) of the venous blood flow and therefore help relieve heavy and achy legs.
Compression stockings are stronger than your typical stockings. The result of compression stockings leads to better blood return to the heart and less pooling in the feet!