Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins: Where to buy, prices and benefits

Compression stockings for varicose veins are a fundamental orthopedic equipment to reduce symptoms, relieve pain, and offer more well-being and quality of life to its users. The advantages are immense, as are the models, and so the choice can be difficult. Learn how to find the right sock for you!


Compression stockings for varicose veins, also known as elastic stockings, are a type of stocking that helps blood circulation and controls the symptoms of chronic venous disease by relieving the feeling of tired legs, reducing edema, and reducing venous pain.

Compression stockings for varicose veins work by creating a higher degree of compression in the ankle area, which gradually decreases up to the thigh. The difference in compression allows the blood to flow upward toward the heart, rather than to the foot or superficial veins.

Compression stockings for varicose veins are recommended for pregnant women, athletes, the elderly, people who stand or sit for a long time, those suffering from obesity, or those resting after surgery, offering immediate relief and ease of use and maintenance. In addition, they are appropriate for those suffering from problems such as:

  • Venous insufficiency;
  • Varicose and varicose veins;
  • Genetic history of varicose veins, chronic venous disease or thrombosis;
  • Pain and feeling of tired and swollen legs;
  • Post-traumatic syndrome and hyperlinking.


You already know the benefits and health problems that compression stockings can improve, but did you know that they are not always recommended? Compression stockings should be worn only and only under medical indication and are not indicated in circumstances such as:

  • Uncontrolled heart failure;
  • Ischemia;
  • Skin infections or sores on the legs or in areas covered by the stockings;
  • Allergy to sock materials.


Compression stockings for varicose veins are divided into light, medium and high compression. The level of compression depends on the severity of the varicose veins and health problems, so it is critical to choose the right type to increase effectiveness in treating the disease and relieving symptoms as quickly as possible. To find out which level of compression is right for you, consult your doctor.

  • Light compression (18 to 21 mmHg): For normal blood flow and to feel lighter legs in cases of mild venous disease, such as telangiectasia or reticular veins.
  • Medium compression (23 to 32 mmHg): This is the recommended level for most cases of varicose veins.
  • High compression (24 to 46 mmHg): If you suffer from a healed venous ulcer or have other severe symptoms of venous disease, this may be the right level for you.

Once the compression level of the stockings has been chosen, it is important to decide on the size, i.e. stockings up to the knee or above the thigh. Choosing the right model is key, as it will allow you to feel more comfortable while taking advantage of all the benefits of compression stockings. To do this, you have to take the measurements of your socks. The most correct way to do this is to measure your feathers in the morning, before you get out of bed and put your feet on the floor.

Compression stockings for varicose veins up to the knee

Knee-high compression stockings are recommended for people who have started to feel the first symptoms, and do not need to cover the whole leg.

How to measure?

At Loja Ortopédica you can count on professional support by phone or in store, to help you measure and choose the most appropriate stockings, using specialized techniques.

If you prefer to do it at home, measure the narrowest part of your ankle and the widest part of your calves. Next, sit on the edge of the bed and place your feet on the floor, bending your knees to form a 90-degree angle. Next, measure the space between the bent knee of each leg and the floor.

Knee compression sock with toe cap

Made by the German brand Juzo, these compression stockings are synonymous with softness and comfort. They are specially developed to fit larger sizes and more difficult cases, such as lymphedema and venous ulcer post-healing, phlebology, lymphology, and scar therapy.

Knee compression sock without toe cap

Also from the Juzo brand, these compression socks contain a microfiber knit that maintains a pleasant temperature and a comfortable feel while wearing. It is indicated for primary and secondary varicosis, carycosis with edema during pregnancy, acute or chronic venous insufficiency, and post superficial thrombophlebitis.

Compression stockings for varicose veins above the thigh

This model is best suited for people who need to improve circulation throughout the leg.

How to measure?

If you find that socks above the thigh are more appropriate for your needs, you also need to take measurements, just like socks up to the knees. To do this, follow the same steps, and then lift and measure your thighs under your buttocks. Finally, measure the distance between your buttocks and the floor.

You can always contact the professionals at the Ortopédica Store who will give you the necessary support in measuring and choosing the most suitable socks for you, using specialized techniques.

Above-the-thigh compression stockings without toe cap

If you are looking for some above-the-knee compression socks, this model may be just what you are looking for. They are characterized by softness and fine braiding, ease of dressing and undressing, no seams, and a soft, circular knit. They help prevent swelling and the appearance of varicose veins, facilitate blood circulation, reduce feelings of fatigue, and lower the risk of thrombosis.

In addition to knee high and thigh high stockings, with or without a toe cap, at the Ortopédica Store you will find models with a belt, tights that go all the way to the belly, models made especially for pregnant women, or even leggings.


The price of compression stockings depends on several factors: the brand, the size, the level of compression, the materials, the manufacturing characteristics, among others. At Loja Ortopédica, the price varies between 39€ and 95€.

Would you like to receive more information about compression stockings for varicose veins? Need help measuring and choosing the right socks for you? Talk to us! Our team is entirely available to help you. If you need to know if you need compression stockings or have questions about some of the symptoms, talk to your doctor.

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