Compression Stockings

Whitley Home Medical Equipment has a variety of options available for compression stockings to fit every need. If you are interested in purchasing compression stockings, please give us a call or visit the store.

Learn more about why you may care for your stockings and use them below.

Why do I need compression stockings?

How do I put on my stockings?

How do I care for my stockings?


Compression stockings improve blood flow in your legs. They gently squeeze your legs to help circulate blood. The circulation of blood prevents leg swelling and to a lesser extent blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins or have recently had surgery your healthcare provider may actually prescribe compression stockings for you.
Why do I need compression stockings?
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Knee High Compression

  • Knee High Compression available in multiple sizes, open and closed toe and a multitude of colors.
  • Stop by for your professional garment fitting today.  Remember to bring your prescription!  
  • These items are not covered by your insurance.

Thigh High Compression

  • Pantyhose Compression available in multiple sizes, open and closed toe and a multitude of colors.
  • Stop by for your professional garment fitting today.  Remember to bring your prescription!
  • These items are not covered by your insurance.

How do I put on my stockings?

We recommend you put your stockings on before you get out of bed in the morning.  As soon as you get up you may begin to experience swelling which will make putting on the stockings harder.

  1. Create a sock puppet with the heel of the stocking.
  2. Put your foot into the stocking as far as you can.
  3. Line up the heel with the heel of the stocking.
  4. Pull the stocking up.
  5. After the top of the stocking is in place, smooth out any wrinkles by placing your hands flat and pulling upward gently.
  6. DO NOT let the stockings bunch up, roll down or wrinkle, this causes too much concentrated compression.
  7. Knee length stockings should come to 2 fingers below the knee bend for a proper fit.

If you find it too difficult to put your stockings on without assistance please see our sock aides and donners that we carry.

How do I care for my stockings?

  • Wash the stockings each day with mild soap and water.  You can use a gentle cycle in the washing machine but we recommend placing them in a pillow case.
  • Rinse and air dry. Do not dry in the dryer.
  • If you can, have two pairs. Wear one pair each day. Wash and dry the other pair.
  • Replace your stockings every 3 to 6 months so that they maintain their support.

The Circaid® juxta lite lower leg system is an easy alternative for those who lack the strength or dexterity to use traditional compression stockings and bandages. The standard legging is available in two lengths, 28cm and 33cm, and in circumference sizes ranging from Small to XXL with three full calf options. The Circaid® juxta lite lower leg system features adjustable assured compression levels (20-30, 30-40, or 40-50 mmHg) using the patented built in pressure system (BPS™) that allows the clinician to set the desired compression and allows the patient to repeat this process at home as well as cool and light-weight Breathe-O-Prene® material and limited linear stretch material that hugs the limb.  Stop by for your professional garment fitting today.  Remember to bring your prescription!  *Not covered by insurance.

Still not sure about what's right for YOU?
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