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Compression Hosiery

Compression Hosiery fitting services are available in New Minas, Sydney and Antigonish.

compressionhoisery250pxCompression hosiery is for men and women who, for example, suffer from poor circulation, varicose veins, and painful swelling of the legs and ankles, and they also aid in the prevention of blood clots.
Venosan and Sigvaris Compression Hosiery offer Doctors and patients a full range of styles and comfort. The clinical benefits of these brands have been attained without sacrificing the stockings appearance.


With four professionally trained compression hosiery fitters on staff, Family 1st Medical offers the most experienced service in the area. If you are interested in booking an appointment simply call our TOLL FREE number 1-800-565-2021 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What is Compression Therapy?

varicose vein250pxCompression therapy is one of the most important methods in the treatment of venous disorders. Applying compression bandages or wearing compression stockings presses the distended veins (varicose veins, varicosities) together from the outside. This enables the venous valves to close again, the leg muscles can squeeze the blood better out of the veins which, in turn, improves the return transport of blood to the heart.

Since veins that have once been distended are no longer able to actively contract, such compression must be used for the rest of the patient’s life if surgery is contraindicated. However, even in cases where surgery is indicated, compression stockings must also be worn or the legs must be dressed with compressive bandages for a number of weeks after the surgical removal of the veins. (definition c/o www.venosan.ca)