Medical Compression Stockings
We are a certified Jobst Service Centre. We offer a wide selection of high quality Jobst products. We have certified Jobst professionals on site to ensure patients are fitted properly with the appropriate type of stocking based on their clinical and individual requirements. We also hold dedicated Jobst Service Centre Clinics for fittings and to handle complex clinical situations.
Compression of a superficial vein
Gradient compression delivers a squeezing to the leg that is tightest at the ankle. The degree of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg. This compression, generally expressed in mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) provides two main benefits.
A complete understanding of precisely how compression works remains unknown. Two actions are generally accepted. Probably the most beneficial effects of compression are its effects on the capillaries and tissue spaces.
Compression is believed to increase the pressure in the tissues beneath the skin, thus reducing excess leakage of fluid from the capillaries and increasing absorption of tissue fluid by the capillaries and lymphatic vessels. Compression therefore reduces and helps prevent swelling.
The physical presence of the stocking also helps control the size (diameter) of superficial veins beneath the stocking. The stocking does not allow these superficial veins to overexpand with blood. This action helps prevent "pooling". The venous blood then flows more quickly up the leg towards the heart.
Compressions Stockings may be utilized for:
- Varicose Veins that are Mild, Moderate or Severe
- Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
- Tired, Aching Legs
- Leg Edema that is Mild, Moderate or Severe
- Lymphatic Edema
- Superficial Thrombophlebitis
- Orthostatic Hypotension
- Management of Active Venous Ulcers
- Prevention of Recurrent Venous Ulcers
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Post-Sclerotherapy and Surgical Edema
- Postphlebetic Syndrome
To purchase stockings or arrange an appointment for the Jobst Service Centre, please call The Vein Institute of Toronto™ and Jobst Service Centre at 416-925-2676.
If you would like to have a consultation please contact the Vein Institute, Toronto’s premier clinic for leading edge, state of the art treatments for leg varicose, spider and facial veins.
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