Compression Socks


Compression socks are socks that have a graduated compression that starts in the ankle and moves up to the knee, thigh or waist (depending on the length of the sock).  What does this mean?  This means that a sock that has a compression of 20-30mmHg, has their highest compression (30mmHg) at the ankle and the lower compression (20mmHg) is at the top of the sock.  The sock gradually transitions from 30mmHg to 20mmHg to improve circulation and promote blood flow towards the heart.  Compression socks can be prescribed for a number of conditions including but not limited to:

  • Varicose/spider veins

  • Edema

  • Pregnancy

  • Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

  • Lymphedema 

There are numerous different materials, lengths and styles of socks available to choose from.  Book an appointment today with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist to go over all your options and for a custom measurement.