What is compression?

Compression is the donning of a form-fitting garment around the leg. Compression should always be graduated; meaning it is strongest at the ankle and decreases as it moves up the leg. Compression stockings help to improve circulation, reduce swelling, prevent blood pooling throughout the day, and can help to relieve achy and fatigued legs.

Who needs compression stockings?

Compression stockings are beneficial for the following people/conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Varicose veins or venous issues
  • Standing for a living (teachers, nurses, healthcare practitioners, retail and hospitality personnel)
  • Acute lower extremity injuries
  • Edema or swelling in the lower extremity
  • Sitting for a living (drivers, office staff)
  • Frequent flyers

What brand do you carry?

Stride carries Sigvaris compression stockings – a leader in medical compression. We carry knee-high, thigh-high, and pantyhose compression. There are various colours and styles, depending on your needs and personal preferences.

Will my compression stockings be covered?

The majority of extended health benefit plans cover 2-4 pairs of compression stockings annually with a doctor’s prescription.

You are required to pay and submit to your insurance plan.

How do I book?

You can book a complimentary fitting with one of our trained staff by booking online or calling 403-343-8891.

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