If you suffer from Varicose Veins, Lymphoedema, Deep Vein Thrombosis or Leg Ulcers, your doctor or health care professional may have been recommended that you start using compression stockings or socks.

This is known as Compression Therapy and it’s a simple and effective way to enhance blood flow in the legs. It may also help you if you’re experiencing swelling during pregnancy or after surgery.

Compression stockings are specially made, firmly-fitting hosiery that supports the ankle and applies graduated compression up the leg.


Compression stockings work by supporting blood vessel walls to improve overall blood flow and reduce or eliminate swelling.

These garments are firm and can be difficult for the average person to pull over their legs or arms!

If you or your loved one experience pain or lack of mobility when putting on stockings, we recommend using a compression stocking donner like the EzyAs™, to make your life easier and avoid discomfort.


Varicose veins occur when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. Often painful, they appear swollen and may have a bluish-purple colour.

According to doctors, treatment options include wearing compression stockings since they slow down the development of varicose veins that you already have or avoid altogether.

Compression garments support your legs, allowing veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. This helps with the management of pain, hyperpigmentation, and oedema.

We recommend talking to your doctor first before you start using compression stockings for varicose veins.

For sufferers of varicose veins experiencing lower levels of mobility due to age, leg trauma, pregnancy, or weight, the EzyAs™ donning aid will make applying the compression stocking that much easier.


Lymphoedema refers to tissue swelling caused by an accumulation of protein-rich fluid that’s usually drained through the lymphatic system.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Lymphoedema, treatments focus on reducing swelling and controlling pain and may involve the following exercises, manual massage techniques, compression bandages and compression garments.

Treatments encourage lymph fluid to flow back toward the lymph nodes and include light exercises and massage, pneumatic compression or bandaging the limb.

If you are looking for a lymphedema product, then a compression garment may be a simple solution. They can play a role in the long-term management of lymphoedema, particularly after undertaking physical therapy. Close-fitting elastic sleeves or stockings can compress the arm or leg to encourage lymph fluid drainage.

We recommend asking your lymphedema therapist where you can buy compression garments in your community as some people will require custom-made compression garments.

If you have difficulties putting the compression garment on, we recommend using the EzyAs™ compression device to make applying the compression stockings much easier.


Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. It is a medical condition that can cause leg pain or swelling but also can occur with no symptoms.

If you or your loved one are prone to blood clots, have a high risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT or developing a DVT, a doctor or health care professional may suggest they wear medical compression stockings to control the risk of DVT or prevent it, especially when sitting for extended periods, such as long-haul flights or rest after hospital surgery.

Compression is a simple DVT product that plays a key role in helping circulation that helps to reduce leg pain and swelling.

A doctor or health care professional may suggest wearing medical compression stockings to prevent DVT, or at least control the risk of it, especially when sitting for extended periods, such as long-haul flights or rest after hospital surgery. Compression, or special knee socks, is a simple DVT product that plays a key role in helping circulation that helps to reduce leg pain and swelling. You should wear these stockings during the day for at least two years, if possible.

Sufferers of DVT, with pain or limited mobility, can use the EzyAs™ compression sock aid to deal with the difficulty of donning their compression garments.


Veins perform an important function in the human body – they carry deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart, then on to the lungs.

The calf muscle acts as a pump, using muscular contraction in combination with deep veins and chambers to help push the blood back up through the veins. When these valves are compromised, blood begins to collect in the veins rather than continuing toward your heart. This fluid retention can lead to several problems, including blockages in the veins, chronic venous insufficiency, venous diseases, or leg ulcers.

High levels of compression reduces intravenous pressure by improving calf venous pump function. Medical compression therapy may be prescribed by your doctor to help such conditions. Those with venous leg ulcers can often struggle to bend over and pull the tight stockings over their legs, due to other conditions such as osteoarthritis, paralysis, or a leg injury. If compression support is prescribed, the EzyAs™ compression sock aid can help put such garments on.

A Foot Funnel can assist in putting shoes on, as it has a rope attachment, so you don’t need to bend over and handle the shoe.

Please Note: This information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your specific circumstances. Please talk to your doctor or health care professional to learn more about the effects of compression, or any other treatment method described on this page. 

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