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Compression Stockings

Our Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician will measure your legs to ensure the correct style and size is chosen. If your legs are often swollen they should be measured in the morning when the swelling is minimal.

Compressions stockings are designed to improve your circulation by steadily squeezing your legs, often tightest at the ankle and gradually easing off as they go further up your leg. This encourages the blood to flow up towards the heart.

Compression stockings are available in a variety of sizes, colours and pressures. And don’t forget to moisturise your legs before going to bed to ensure you skin stays soft, moist and supple. Compression stockings should be hand-washed in warm water and dried away from direct heat.

What happens at a consultation?

During a compression hosiery consultation your Walsh’s healthcare advisor will help measure, choose and fit the right hosiery for you. Your consultation will be carried out in one of our private consultation rooms, and new measurements will be taken each time you need new hosiery.

Our healthcare advisor will help you:

  • Understand the different types and classes of hosiery available. To make it easier for you to make the right choice, you can look at samples in store.
  • Learn how to put on and take off your hosiery. It’s important to follow the manufacturers’ instructions for each type of hosiery. If you need any help, you can pick up an application aid to use at home.
  • Learn how to care for your hosiery. If you follow the manufacturers’ instructions, two pairs of hosiery should last you for up to six months.

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