Compression Socks, Stockings & Garments in Waterford, MI
MI MED Affordable Medical Supplies is proud to be the medical equipment provider of choice for residents of Waterford, Michigan, and communities throughout Oakland County. Unlike big box stores that stock a few generic, low-pressure compression socks and garments, our family-owned company offers a large inventory of top-quality compression garments in various pressure levels in addition to accessories.
How to Apply Compression Stockings
1. Pull stocking inside out to heel. With thumbs in and fingers out, grasp each side of heel, gently slide over foot until heel pocket is centered over heel.
3. Remove folds or wrinkles, gently pulling upwards smoothing over leg. Fabric should be smooth and uniform. Do not fold top or waistband over.
4. Remove by turning “inside out”, gently pulling down to ankle. Insert finger, gently pull over ankle, heel and off the foot.
Indications for Compression Level
MILD / 8-15 MMHG
Persons sitting or standing for extended periods; great for preventative care
MODERATE / 15-20 MMHG
Travel, minor swelling, spider veins, pregnancy, minor varicose veins; first time wearers of therapeutic compression stockings.
ANTI-EMBOLISM / 18 MMHG
Bed confined or post-surgical, home convalescing individuals
FIRM / 20-30 MMHG
Moderate swelling or lymphedema, DVT (deep vein thrombosis), postsurgery, pregnancy, moderate varicose veins – prescription recommended (Seldom recommended for the diabetic patient.)
EXTRA FIRM / 30-40 MMHG
Graduated compression technology delivers a compressive action to the leg that is greatest at the ankle, decreasing gradually up the leg, towards the heart. The amount of compression is expressed as mmHg (millimeters of mercury) - a measurement of pressure.
The most beneficial effect is action on the capillaries and tissues. Compression applied in this manner will increase pressure on tissues beneath the skin, which helps to reduce leakage of fluid from the capillaries. This helps to increase the return of fluid to the capillaries and lymph vessels, in turn reducing and preventing swelling.
A secondary benefit is the presence of the stocking on the leg which helps control the size (diameter) of the superficial veins that lie just beneath the skin. The compressive action of the garment prevents the slowing of blood flow and blood "pooling". The blood in the veins can then flow more quickly up the leg back toward the heart.
20-30mmhg Below Knee Compression Stockings
20-30mmhg Below Knee MicroFiber Medical
15-20mmhg Below Knee Compression Stockings
15-20mmhg Men's Cushioned
15-20mmhg Women's Cushioned
20-30mmhg Thigh High
15-20mmhg & 20-30mmhg
Compression Arm Sleeve
IT STAYS Body Adhesive
Doff N' Donner
MI MED has your compression necessities covered, whether you need compression socks to keep blood circulation flowing on a long-haul flight or to help prevent swelling and issues like deep vein thrombosis. Even if you’re unsure of what type of compression garment you need, no problem—our knowledgeable professionals are ready to assist and can direct you to the best products for your unique needs.
Compression Socks & So Much More
MI MED Affordable Medical Choice is your first choice for compression stockings, gloves, washing solution, and more. Whatever your needs may be, we have your covered with a selection that includes everyday lifestyle aids, home health supplies, bathroom safety products, and even essential oils. Visit our Waterford medical supply store today! We offer in-store and curbside pickup as well as next-day local delivery for added convenience.
*Please note that Medicare only pays for compression socks when the patient has an open venous stasis ulcer and/or the compression gradient is 30mmhg or higher. Our team can provide you with the documentation to submit for reimbursement when using private insurances that pay for compression stockings.