You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, your doctor may prescribe compression stockings.

Funding In the province of Ontario, the Ministry of Health's Assistive Devices Program (ADP) provides funding assistance to individuals who have a valid Ontario Health Card and meet the program's eligibility criteria.
Many insurance companies can provide coverage through Employer Benefit plans.
Check with your provider for full details.

We can help.
Come and see us if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Heavy, tired, or aching legs;
  • Initial signs of varicose veins;
  • A feeling of tension, cramps, or fatigue in your legs;
  • Swollen ankles/feet;
  • Spider veins;
  • Skin discoloration or problems;
  • Leg Ulcer.
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How to Buy Compression Stockings?

First, call your health insurance or prescription plan to:

  • Find out if they pay for compression stockings;
  • Ask if your durable medical equipment benefit pays for compression stockings;
  • Get a prescription from your doctor;
  • Come to see us and we can measure your legs so you get a good fit.

Did you know?

According to The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, medical compression socks have been proven more effective at reducing aches and pain in the legs than industrial rubber floor mats?

Hind - Pharmacist

Wearing stockings helps you with:

  • Aching and heavy feeling in legs
  • Swelling in legs
  • Preventing blood clots, especially after surgery or injury when you are less active

Leanne - Pharmacy Manager