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We stock the best compression socks for venous insufficiency, varicose veins, spider veins, and edema, and for improving circulation.

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What are Chronic Venous Insufficiencies?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when the valves in the veins of the legs do not function properly, leading to poor blood circulation. These veins have one-way valves that allow blood to flow towards the heart, but prevent it from flowing back down. When these valves become weak or damaged, blood can flow backwards and pool in the veins, causing them to become swollen and twisted.

Frequently Asked Questions

what do compression socks do?


Compression socks improve blood circulation, reduce swelling, and alleviate leg discomfort by applying gentle pressure to the legs. They are designed to prevent and manage various conditions, such as varicose veins and venous insufficiency, making them beneficial for individuals who stand for long periods or have circulation issues.

how to put on compression socks?


Follow these simple steps on how to put on compression socks:
1. Roll the sock down to the heel.
2. Insert your foot and align the heel.
3. Gently pull the sock up, ensuring it fits snugly but not too tight.
4. Smooth out any wrinkles and ensure even compression.
Properly worn compression socks can enhance circulation and provide optimal benefits for leg health.

Who needs to wear compression socks and stockings?


Prevention is best. Compression stockings are often used to relieve a minor issue, before it turns into a major one.
There are many medical and non-medical reasons why someone would wear compression socks:
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Varicose veins or spider veins
Prolonged sitting or standing
Have just had surgery
Aching and heavy feeling in legs
Lack of exercise
Swelling in legs
Preventing blood clots, primarily after surgery or injury when you are less active.
Sedentary Job
Older Age (+55)

Always consult your doctor first.

When should I wear my compression stockings?


You want to put your socks on before you begin any type of daily activities in order to avoid swelling. Graduated compression stockings should be worn while working, playing or other leisure activities. Basically anytime you are going to be sitting or standing and should be taken off and washed before the next use. Having a second pair is helpful so you will always have one pair to wear while the other is being washed.

How often should I replace my garment?


With normal daily wear and care, we recommend replacing your compression socks every six months. If your socks start to fit looser or tighter than when you originally purchased it, we recommend consulting with us about being re-measured or replacing your compression socks. TIP: if you want to keep your older socks for a while longer we recommend marking them in a way so that you do not get your new and old sock mixed up.

Do the 20-30 compression stockings require a physician's prescription?


A prescription may not be required by law, but at Kinetic Konnection we will want one before we fit you for them. We want to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t wear them as much as understand the reasons for wearing them. Also, a doctor’s prescription indicating that there is a medical need for compression socks makes them eligible to covered under a health plan.

Can I wear my compression garment at night?


NO. Under normal circumstances. You should speak with doctor about this recommendation.

Can I wear my compression socks on long flights and other travel?


YES. Please do. Make sure you put them on before you start your travel.

Can I wear my socks during the summer months?


100%. Most of us work in air conditioned areas. If you don’t, make sure you tell our fitters that you need a material that is best suited for warmer working conditions.

What does graduated compression mean?


The greatest compression begins at the ankle and decreases up the leg. This increases circulation back to the heart and the flow of edema to our lymphatic system.

Why are my compression stockings rolling down at the top?


Compression stockings sometimes roll if they are too tight, have fitter confirm sizing.

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Proper Diagnosis

Where do I begin?

Doctor's Examination

The diagnosis of CVI usually begins with a physical examination and a review of your medical history. Your doctor will check for signs and symptoms of CVI, such as varicose veins, swelling, and changes in skin color or texture. They may also perform an ultrasound test, which uses sound waves to create images of your veins and blood flow, to confirm the diagnosis of CVI and assess the severity of the condition.


What Causes CVI?

There are several underlying causes of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), which can vary from person to person. Some of the most common causes of CVI include:

Venous reflux: This occurs when the valves in the veins of the legs become damaged or weakened, leading to blood flowing back down the leg and pooling in the veins.

Blood clots: Blood clots can form in the veins of the legs, blocking blood flow and damaging the valves in the veins.

Obesity: Excess weight can put pressure on the veins, making it harder for them to push blood back up to the heart.

Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy, as well as the weight of the growing fetus, can put pressure on the veins and increase the risk of CVI.

Inactivity: A sedentary lifestyle can weaken the muscles in the legs, which are important for helping to pump blood back up to the heart.

Genetics: Some people may have a genetic predisposition to CVI, making them more susceptible to the condition.

Get educated

Medical Animation on Venous Disorders

Watch this movie to learn more about the beneficial effects of wearing  compression stockings. What are venous disorders and how do they arise? What are the main symptoms, and how can compression stockings help relieve them?

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