Where To Buy Compression Stockings?

Where to buy compression stockingsWearing compression stockings can help you not only prevent varicose veins but also improve your quality of life if you already have varicose veins. For example, walking is great to improve your venous circulation, but if you have varicose veins, the simple act of walking or standing up can be painful. This is where compression stockings can be helpful. By applying compression, the stockings help close the valves of the affected veins.

Compression stockings are also helpful to prevent varicose veins when pregnant.

Compression stockings also speeds up recovery time in athletes and increase performance. Which means you will feel less pain and be able to exercise for longer period of time.

For all those good reasons, you may be asking yourself:

Where can I buy compression stockings?

The time of the thick one-size-fit-all sock is long gone. Today’s compression stockings come in all different sizes and fabrics. The choice is yours, but you have to know where they are available. Here we compare the three main places you can buy compression stockings:

1. The Drug Store / Pharmacy

Range of choice:

The drug store offers a quick way to get compression stockings at an affordable price. But the limited number of stockings available and the lack of knowledgeable service does not make it the best place to get what you are looking for.

2. Specialized Clinics

Range of choice:

Some clinics in major cities specialize in selling compression stockings and other accessories. Those clinics are great to get help from someone who had training in how to choose and apply compression stockings. They will usually measure your legs on your first visit and recommend the best socks they have based on the result. But the personnel usually received training from one particular stocking provider they have a contract with. As a consequence, you won’t have access to the complete range of stockings available to you. Plus, the additional service used only in the first visit amount to a higher cost at every purchase.

Is it worth the extra cost? In most case no, since you can easily measure your legs with a measuring tape and the help of a spouse or a friend. In the case where you would like the one on one help of a trained employee, you can always make one visit to the specialized clinic. But don’t forget to compare the price with the online stores.

3. Online Stores

Range of choice:

A few online stores specialize in compression stockings. Most of them offer a wide range of socks, from below the knee to maternity pantyhose. And the higher number of clients make it possible for them to have all sizes in stock at all time, which means you get your stockings faster. The price is cheaper than at the clinics because of fierce online competition.

A small number of online stores, like Amazon, even offer international shipping.

For the service, their customer service representatives have been trained to know the best stockings for you, no matter the brand you want. They will answer any question you have. I personally buy my compression stockings from Therafirm and have been very satisfied with their service.

Compression stockings are effective when they are worn regularly, not when stored in a drawer! Choose a model that is well adjusted to your legs. And don’t hesitate to change model if the one you have is unpleasant.


Marc Livingston

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9 Responses to “Where To Buy Compression Stockings?”

  1. Ezike Maxwell
    August 4, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    I live Nigeria and port harcort to be precise. I don’t think there is any place they sell this compression stocks. I need help because my varicose veins are really killing me.

    • August 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

      Hi Ezike! I know a few members here who have ordered from Therafirm from outside the US. Ask their customer service to see if their international shipping include Nigeria.

  2. daryl
    September 13, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    hello I’m Daryl. I’m from Philippines and I would like to buy that compression stocking coz i cant take the pain of my varicose.. Do you have branch or something that you are connected here in Philippines?

  3. mon
    December 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    hi. good day, we need to buy compression stockings, my mother need it much. where can we purchase it, im here in manila Philippines..thanks

  4. Janet
    May 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Is there a specila store here in Fort mc murray Alberta Canada where I can buy a compression stocking?

  5. Compression Stockings
    July 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    My mother in law has very bad varicose veins and she was having a difficult time finding a store that would ship compression stockings to Nigeria. I looked into ordering them online and was very pleased to discover that they definitely are capable of shipping worldwide!!! They also had large variety of options to choose from to fit all different styles.

  6. Ro
    February 17, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Therafirm does ship worldwide http://www.therafirm.com/shipping.

  7. Brita
    December 14, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Therafirm also ships worldwide and has a huge variety of styles, fabrics, and prices: therafirm.com

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