Wear your stockings or socks regularly
Your doctor or nurse has prescribed compression stockings and socks for you because they believe in the benefits you will gain. To enjoy those benefits you need to wear your compression stockings or socks every day.
Why wearing your Scholl compression hosiery is important
When your veins are not returning blood from your legs efficiently, you are at risk from several complications:
Varicose veins – which can be unsightly, itchy and uncomfortable.
Inflammation of the veins – also known as phlebitis. Inflamed veins can cause reddening, overheating and pain along the course of the vein.
Thrombosis – poor return of blood from your legs increases your risk of blood clots forming in your veins.
Venous ulcers – when blood does not flow properly in your legs the nutrients and oxygen it carries may not reach every cell properly. This can damage the tissues, leading to ulcers on the skin that are difficult to heal.
What are the benefits of wearing compression hosiery?
Medical studies have shown that wearing compression hosiery every day can decrease all these complications. In particular, wearing compression stockings, socks and tights when you have had a venous ulcer can dramatically decrease the chance that the ulcer will come back.