Compression stockings help relieve symptoms of varicose veins as well as slow down their
progress. They improve circulation and are a mainstay of treatment for mild to moderate
veins that are causing symptoms. Mild asymptomatic varicose
veins may not need any treatment.The level of compression required is determined
by the severity of disease.
For very mild symptoms, you may want to start out using regular support panty-hose or knee
highs socks (that end just above the calf,
below the knee). For more serious symptoms, you may want to buy special compression
stockings from a pharmacy store (with a doctor’s prescription), where you should
be fitted for them.