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Protect Your Legs with Compression Stockings

Important: If you have a medical concern your physician should always be your first point of contact. Only he or she can make the accurate diagnosis and inform you the correct treatment.

Compression Stockings for Venous Disorders

Compression socks can help prevent your lower limb venous system from deteriorating. Problems with your venous system often occur because of circumstances like pregnancy and sedentary office work environments. Thanks to these circumstances blood pools near our feet due to gravity and causes veins to stretch until they lose elasticity needed to properly push blood back to our heart.

With age the loss and damage of elasticity create varicose veins, spider veins, and swollen feet or ankles. Thanks to compression stockings and their gradual compression system you can stop blood from pooling and return your blood flow back to normal.

Compression Therapy Solutions
Compression therapy is designed to provide long-term medical effectiveness, excellent wearing comfort, and great looks. Pedco has a large assortment including different designs, colours, and compression levels to fit different lifestyles of all walks of life. Manufactured with premium quality double covered yarns, all compression stocking products are designed to provide controlled gradient compression with maximum pressure at the ankles, decreasing gradually going up the leg. Compression stockings provide effective relief for a wide range of conditions, from tired achy legs and varicose veins to severe problems such as chronic venous insufficiency.

Many people are making compression socks and stockings a part of their daily life and wearing them to work, sports, and travel. No more tired, heavy, achy legs and swollen feet. Compression socks and stockings come in lots of different styles, materials, and colours, so it looks like you’re wearing a regular sock. They match your entire wardrobe, and they make your legs and feet feel better.

Common Causes of Venous Disorders


  • Overweight

  • Pregnancy & other hormonal effects

  • Hereditary weakness of the connective tissue

  • Lifting & carrying heavy loads

  • Lack of exercise/activity

  • Prolonged sitting or standing

  • Nicotine or alcohol consumption

  • Tight clothing

  • Hot baths

  • Sunbathing

First Signs of Venous Disorders


  • Rupture of small veins below the skin of the calf or thigh

  • Swollen ankles or legs

  • Feeling of heat in legs

  • Cramps, tingling or tension

  • Dragging pain in the calf

Types of Compression

Light Compressions (15- 20 mmHg)

  • Preventing tired or heavy legs caused by prolong standing

  • Prolonged inactivity – i.e. airplane rides, office jobs, etc.

  • Pregnancy

This type of compression stocking does not require a prescription.

Moderate Compression (20- 30 mmHg)

  • Existing varicose veins during pregnancy

  • After sclerosis or operation

  • Pronounced varicose veins

  • Venous inflammation

  • Swollen legs

Strong Compression (30 – 40 mmHg)

  • After deep vein thrombosis

  • Constantly swollen legs

  • After venous ulcers

Very Strong Compression (40 – 50 mmHg)

  • Pronounced swelling

  • Lymphoedema

For Healthier Veins during Pregnancy

The various hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can lead to vein issues in your legs, ankles, and feet. Compression stockings are recommended. Some ways to keep your veins healthy during pregnancy include:


  • Position your legs higher than the level of your heart while you rest

  • Try not to remain standing or sitting for long periods of time

  • Exercise your legs whenever you can

  • Tight-fitting undergarments should be avoided as it can restrict the flow of the blood in the body

  • Avoid hot baths, saunas and sunbathing

  • Refresh your legs with a cooling shower

  • Pregnant individuals should wear compression stockings

Please contact our main office today to see how Pedco Foot Care Clinic can help you.

Pedco Foot Care Clinic Inc

123 Queenston St

St Catharines, ON L2R 2Z6




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Above hours apply to our St. Catharines location; appointments are required for all orthotics along with your family doctor’s prescription. Our satellite location in Fort Erie operates on a rotating schedule. Please call our St. Catharines location for an appointment.

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