Introducing Custom Compression Stocking Fittings at ConnectCare Pharmacy
Get the perfect fit to maximize the benefits of compression socks and stockings with a custom fitting by our specially trained pharmacists. Compression Socks help to prevent or treat certain venous disorders and common leg symptoms such as aching, fatigue and heaviness.
First, what are Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings are specially designed hosiery made for men and women that help to prevent and treat certain venous disorders such as varicose and spider veins, blood clots, leg ulcers, swelling and also provide relief from leg symptoms like aching, fatigue and heaviness.
Second, why is it important to have a Custom Fitting?
Your ConnectCare family doctor or physical therapist may have prescribed compression stockings for you which require the right fit. You might have also been seeking relief by trying non-prescription stockings on your own. But, before you purchase any compression stocking, it’s very important to get the right fit to receive the full benefits of all the features compression stockings offer you. Without the proper fit, you will not have the optimal compression you or your prescription needs.
What should I expect during a Custom Fitting?
Whether you are looking for prescription or non-prescription compression stockings, your specially-trained ConnectCare Pharmacist is here to help. After consultation on the safe use and availability of styles and compression levels, we will measure the circumference of your ankle and leg and match it with the right size and length that is right for you. We will also show you how to properly wear it so that you can see how they are supposed to feel for maximum comfort and effectiveness.
How can you benefit from Compression Stockings?
- Improve lower body circulations
- Relief from tiredness in the legs
- Helps reduce swelling
- Helps prevent and treat varicose veins and spider veins
- Helps protect against blood clots forming in the vein (deep vein thrombosis)
- Helps to overcome the uncomfortable effects that traveling can cause by alleviating pressure in your legs especially on flights
- Helps with prolonged sitting or standing by keeping muscles from getting sore after strenuous activities like a long day of walking or hiking
Be sure to ask your ConnectCare Family Doctor to learn more about a prescription today or visit our Pharmacy to learn more.
How to prepare for your Custom Fitting
To prepare for your custom fitting we recommend coming dressed in clothing that allows for access to your leg up to your knees. If you are being fitted for a pair of full pantyhose-style compression stockings, we recommend wearing a skirt or shorts.
How can I get started?
Visit your ConnectCare Pharmacy today to find a selection of Compression Stockings. All our pharmacists are specially trained to help answer your questions and do a custom fitting at the same time.