Cotton Support Stockings

Updated on: August 18, 2014

Cotton support stockings are now widely available all over the country. These stockings were primarily designed as comfortable foot wear but over the years have been redesigned to help swelling of the feet.

Cotton support stockings have a slightly higher pressure in the toes and ankle, and this pressure is gradually reduced up the leg. The primary function of the cotton support stockings is to prevent leg swelling and help blood from pooling in the feet. These gradient based stockings act by squeezing the blood out of the foot and pushing It up the leg. When worn regularly, they improve the blood circulation of the leg and prevent the leg aches and heaviness which is so common at the end of a long day.

Today, cotton support stockings are manufactured by many medical companies and are available in various designs and colors. The majority of cotton support stockings are reinforced at the heel and at the toe. Cotton support stockings are available for both men and women.

The cost is dependent on the manufacturer, design and the pressure gradient. On average, the cotton support stockings may cost anywhere from $15 and above.

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